Planning to get away for the long Fourth of July weekend? If you live in one of these cities, you might want to leave a little extra early.

According to AAA, over 80 percent of travelers will get behind the wheel for the holiday, which means 41.4 million people will be taking to the roads, up 4 percent this year.

Those in:

  • New York City
  • Boston
  • Houston
  • Seattle could be hit hardest, seeing delays up to three times longer than normal.
  • Chicago and Orlando are also estimated to face troubles.
  • If you can avoid leaving on Wednesday, that would be a smart bet. Delays are expected to be the worst on the 3rd.
  • Are you planning a road trip for the Fourth? Where are you heading? What are your tips for beating the traffic?

These cities make Lubbock appear easy.  Enjoy your 4th of July parade

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