Travelers hit the road and airports following holiday weekend

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Monday was expected to be a busy day on the roads — and possibly the skies — as some look to head home or visit family before the new year.

AAA expected more than 103 million Americans to travel this holiday season. Air travel is expected be up 2.5 percent and road travel up 1.5 percent, according to AAA’s estimates.

There were few delays at Norfolk International Airport Monday afternoon. The airport estimated 50,000 passengers would pass through its terminals over a 10-day period.

“So far, it’s great. We just got here. We’re hoping it will be easy to get by, but we haven’t really traveled this time of year, so we’re going to see how it is,” said Wayne Stansel, who was traveling from Virginia Beach to Orlando.

Roz Lefevre was headed home to Florida.

“Not busy here in Norfolk, but as soon as we hit Charlotte, big time,” she said.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport posted on Twitter Monday: “Today is the busiest day of Holiday Season. Projecting 30K screened passengers, in addition to the usual 100K connecting. Arrive early.”

The roadways were quiet Monday heading into the morning commute.

Jeff Keenan, of Ocean City, Maryland, told 10 On Your Side’s Erin Kelly he was heading to South Carolina Monday morning. The roads, Keenan said, were “empty at the moment.”

“We’ll see what happens in the next couple of hours when the sun comes up,” he added.

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