Skip Top Navigation

Thanksgiving Day Charts 2012 - I-5 Olympia to Tacoma

Wednesday, November 21 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Thanksgiving Day, November 22 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Friday, November 23 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Saturday, November 24 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Sunday, November 25 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5

Thanksgiving Day 2012 News Release

What do the colors mean for drivers?

Traffic analysts looked at how many cars were on the road on past Thanksgiving 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 on each graph?

The horizontal black line shows typical traffic. This gives drivers more information on how the Thanksgiving 2012 holiday weekend travel may relate to a typical fall weekend. 



   
I-5 Northbound, Wednesday, November 21 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma


  
I-5 Southbound, Wednesday, November 21 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia


  
I-5 Northbound, Thanksgiving Day, November 22 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma


 
I-5 Southbound Thanksgiving Day, November 22 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia


  
I-5 Northbound Friday, November 23 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma


  
I-5 Southbound Friday, November 23 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia


   
I-5 Northbound Saturday, November 24 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma


  
I-5 Southbound Saturday, November 24 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia


  
I-5 Northbound Sunday, November 25 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma


  
I-5 Southbound Sunday, November 25 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia