Christmas Day Charts 2015 - I-5 Bellingham to Canadian Border

Thursday, December 24 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Christmas Day, December 25 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Saturday, December 26 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Sunday, December 27 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5

 

Christmas travel 2015 News Release

What do the colors mean for drivers?

Traffic analysts looked at how many cars were on the road on past Christmas weekends. The vertical axis shows how many cars are projected to be on the road for each hour (shown on the horizontal axis). As the graphs turn from green to yellow, drivers can expect some congestion. At the hours shown as red, traffic analysts predict travel will reach capacity for that stretch of roadway. Once a roadway reaches capacity, any small incident can cause significant backups.

What about the black line?

The horizontal black line shows typical traffic. This gives drivers more information on how the Christmas 2015 holiday weekend travel may relate to a typical winter weekend. 

  
I-5 Northbound Thursday, December 24 - Typical Traffic Volume Bellingham to Canadian Border

  
I-5 Southbound Thursday, December 24 - Typical Traffic Volume Canadian Border to Bellingham

  
I-5 Northbound Friday, December 25 - Typical Traffic Volume Bellingham to Canadian Border

  

I-5 Southbound Friday, Dec. 25
Typical Traffic Volume Canadian Border to Bellingham

No backups or delays expected.

  
I-5 Northbound Saturday, December 26 - Typical Traffic Volume Bellingham to Canadian Border

  
I-5 Southbound Saturday, December 26 - Typical Traffic Volume Canadian Border to Bellingham

  
I-5 Northbound Sunday, December 27 - Typical Traffic Volume Bellingham to Canadian Border

  
I-5 Southbound Sunday, December 27 - Typical Traffic Volume Canadian Border to Bellingham