Law enforcement stepping Holiday patrols

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Around an inch of snow fell across the St. Louis region Wednesday. While it certainly set the holiday mood, the snow on cars and streets was not a welcome sight to drivers hitting the road for Thanksgiving travel. Numerous delays were reported through the afternoon and evening.

Travelers will be battling bad weather in the air also, weather in the northeast is wreaking havoc and causing delays.

According to AAA more than 46 million Americans will hit the road and skies for the holiday weekend. That’s the highest number since 2007. Low gas prices are also causing 89 percent of travelers to drive.

Many state and local police departments were already stepping up enforcement for the next several days, looking for speeders, drunk drivers, and those without seat belts. The wet roads add another element for them to worry about.

Drivers should also know if caught with open containers in Illinois, tickets start at $120.

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