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Thanksgiving Day Charts 2013 - I-5 Olympia to Tacoma

Wednesday, November 27 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Thanksgiving Day, November 28 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Friday, November 29 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Saturday, November 30 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5
Sunday, December 1 Northbound I-5  Southbound I-5

Thanksgiving Day 2013 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 2013 holiday weekend travel may relate to a typical fall weekend. 




  
I-5 NB Wednesday, Nov. 27 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma


  
I-5 SB Wednesday, Nov. 27 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia


 
I-5 NB Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma


  
I-5 SB Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia


  
I-5 NB Friday, November 29 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma


  
I-5 SB Friday, November 29 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia


  
I-5 NB Saturday, November 30 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma


  
I-5 SB Saturday, November 30 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia


  
I-5 NB Sunday, December 1 - Typical Traffic Volume Olympia to Tacoma


  
I-5 SB Sunday, December 1 - Typical Traffic Volume Tacoma to Olympia