Memorial Day Weekend mass migration begins. Tri-State Region

Millions travel during Memorial Day Weekend. Drivers on Tri-State Area roadways were jammed. CBS2 interviewed drivers and airport passengers on Friday night.

"We're just happy to be here and happy to see each other when we can," said Atlanta resident Hampton.

Flights were frequent at Newark Liberty Airport. Nearly 3.4 million passengers will fly this weekend, a post-pandemic high. 

Mark Faubion said, "I think we got to the airport 30 minutes before our flight left, so we had no problem getting through security and leaving Omaha."

Tires pound pavement outside. Al Williams found little traffic leaving New Hampshire. He grabbed snacks at Vince Lombardi Service Area.

"I'm about to get on the highway and drive down to Virginia to pick up the wife, and then I'll go to Charlotte, Virginia for a wedding on Memorial Day."

Others were unlucky with 37 million drivers this weekend. "This weekend is always crazy getting out of the city."

"It's bad. "It's been busy," said Connecticut's Luisa Ceballos. Ceballos and her daughter's soccer squad went to a Philadelphia event.

Long Island Rail Road trains carried weekend Montauk-goers. Holiday and beach traffic have necessitated more trains.

"It's the greatest way east. Avoid traffic. "Have a great ride, great weekend all weekend," the MTA's Catherine Rinaldi remarked.

Law enforcement will remain on high alert through Tuesday despite the mass exodus. Officers will watch for drunk drivers. 


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