ST. LOUIS – The winter weather made for a slippery commute for drivers on the roads as the holiday travel weekend wrapped up with one of the busiest days of the year.
Holiday travel is wrapping up with hazardous conditions on the roads.
“Cold, windy, and slick in a few spots,” said one driver.
According to AAA, nearly 102 million Americans will drive to their holiday destinations. This year, there will be 2 million more drivers than in 2021.
“I drove to southern Illinois yesterday, and then to Springfield, and then back down to here, so it’s been quite the haul,” said Blake Calino.
According to AAA, Missouri drivers are paying the fourth-lowest average gas price in the country.
“It helps,” Calino said. “It makes life easier, especially, I mean I’ve driven several hundred miles in the past week just trying to visit every family member for holidays, so it’s nice.”
“It’s more important to be safe than sorry,” said another driver.
Drivers fill up and slow down as another wave of cold settles in.