LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —Southern Californians are hitting the road for the Memorial Day weekend.

AAA said 2.6 million Southland residents are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home during the three-day weekend.

The automobile club added that more people are on road this year—up 1.4 percent compared to 2013.

The CHP Traffic Management Center said while roads were busy Friday, it wasn’t as bad as expected because some people began their travels the day before.

Drivers had mixed reactions to the situation on the roadways.

“It’s been a little busy. And it’s getting busier. Once I get in the L.A. area,” Northern California resident Emmanuel Sigura said.

“Traffic has been kinda hectic. On the 101, there was a lot of gridlock…just slow…5 miles per hour through Hollywood,” said Hollywood resident David Thomas.

“We left at about 20 minutes to 5 p.m. from Orange County and we thought we were gonna be sitting in traffic forever and it wasn’t the case,” Orange County resident Lori Lorge said.

KCAL9’s Rachel Kim reports that the top destinations for local travelers are San Diego, Las Vegas and San Francisco.


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