Prepare yourself to be spooked – by traffic.
Andria Simmons, AJC transportation writer, is reporting afternoon traffic will be more gruesome than usual because the holiday falls on a Friday this year. Parents may think getting off work early will spare them the misery of gridlock, but they’re wrong — mostly because everyone else has the same idea.
Traffic is likely to get ugly much earlier than usual, with the worst congestion likely between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., said Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Natalie Dale. Traffic should drop off dramatically after 6 p.m.
Some parents are taking the day off. Others are adjusting their schedules. A few ways to do your part to ease the delays are to telecommute, ask your employer for flex hours. Also consider carpooling and taking public transportation.
And for updates on traffic on Halloween Day, keep an eye on http://www.ajc.com