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DULUTH - It was the perfect storm, slick snowy roads right as work let out on the day before Thanksgiving. "Just down the hill it seemed like it was crazy," said one Duluth driver. "I can get away with it with four-wheel.
Sometimes you see people sliding through the intersections." Plus, closures southbound I-35 was not the easy way to go. "It's the first snow of the year, so everyone's a little nervous," explained a Starbucks employee.
A traffic nightmare is a normal thing in the big cities like Minneapolis and Chicago, but tonight it was the case in the city of Duluth.
One of our viewers tells FOX 21 it took two hours to go four miles from Saint Luke's Hospital to Lincoln Park.
The weather was not on the commuter's side Wednesday evening. The I-35 detour brought some drivers through downtown Duluth. Most travelers FOX 21 talked to, just wanted to get out of here and get the holiday weekend started.
"I've been sitting down here waiting for the bus for like 50 minutes now," said one Duluthian. "I'm about ready to just give up and walk home."
AAA says about 37 percent of people will hit the road Wednesday and then head home on Sunday. It looks like families are traveling farther this year.
The average distance to get to your holiday destination is just over 600 miles.