Associated Press Published

Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic up on Turnpike

West Virginia Turnpike

Traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike rose during the Thanksgiving holiday compared to a year ago.

Media outlets report that traffic along the 88-mile highway for the six-day period ending Sunday increased nearly 5.7 percent compared with the 2014 period. Sunday was the busiest travel day.

West Virginia Parkways Authority chief Greg Barr says the number of toll transactions was nearly 763,000.