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(Las Vegas, NV) –Holiday travelers in parts of the country are still trying to reach their destination as winter storms have wreaked havoc. That is not the case in Las Vegas and as 2012 comes to a close, the conditions will improve as well.

Travelers headed to the Reno/Tahoe area should have a smooth ride as conditions will be chilly but dry for the most part. The real issue may be the amount of vehicles on the road.

This travel season could be the busiest since 2006 with AAA predicting that 93.3 million Americans will hit the road. That’s 1.6 percent more than last year and just 400,000 people shy of the record from six years ago.

You can blame the airlines as increasing airfare has caused more people to jump in their cars rather than on a plane.

AAA says 84.4 million people will drive at least 50 miles through Jan. 1. That’s 90.5 percent of holiday travelers, up from 89.3 percent six years ago.

But if you are concerned about the weather being an issue fear not. The forecast in the Reno/Tahoe area is for little or no snow.

You can keep up on all the latest Nevada road conditions by dialing 511 on your mobile device or click here http://bit.ly/eiRDsb

For California click here http://www.dot.ca.gov/.

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