Avoid horror on the highways tonight


The Arizona Department of Transportation has a few tips for motorists tonight.

Drivers are advised to plan for extra travel time this afternoon during what is often a scary commute due to heavier-than-usual traffic on Halloween.

When Halloween falls on a weekday, many commuters change their regular routine, fleeing toward local freeways at nearly the same time in order to get home for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties. The result can be a fiendish commute.

ADOT recommends the following for surviving a mummy’s curse of a Halloween drive home:

  • If possible, try to get an earlier start to your destination in order to avoid the scariest traffic conditions. Freeway traffic tends to build between 4-6 p.m., what has come to be known as the “witching hour.”
  • Remember to be patient and recognize that it may take longer to get home during this particular commute. Take your time.
  • Don’t let down your guard when you’re nearing home. Remember: Disney princesses, Minecraft characters and too-cool-to-be-costumed teenagers could be crossing streets in your neighborhood and might not be paying attention.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511.

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