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Travelers hit the road, skies for Thanksgiving

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With more than 43 million people hitting the road and taking flight, expect things to get very crowded this Thanksgiving.

We'll have a dry mild Thanksgiving Day with morning fog giving way to sunshine and highs in the 60s. Light rain moves in after 7:00 pm and will continue through Friday morning. Colder air moves in behind the cold front with highs near 40 and lows below freezing this weekend.

There's some good news for north side drivers. INDOT has opened all ramps and lanes of the new US 31 interchange with 146th Street and Keystone Parkway in Carmel.

Drivers will be able to get in and out of the nearby Clay Terrace outdoor mall much more easily, which is good news for the start of the holiday shopping season. Drivers may notice a few restrictions this coming weekend so construction crews can move equipment from the scene.

At the Indianapolis International Airport, there were several delays due to fog in Chicago Wednesday morning.

It was hugs all around as Sonja Koehler's family greeted her. The Indiana native lives in Carmel, California, but she'll be spending the holiday weekend with over 20 of her relatives.

Elsewhere, airports and planes were packed, with a 20-percent increase in travelers over last year.

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