Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall road with colorful trees

Thanksgiving is only a week away. If you’re making plans now to travel by car somewhere, Google’s traffic information can help you plan wisely.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the worst day for traffic, as many people head out early for the extended holiday weekend. Certain hours are especially bad to be on the road on that Wednesday, so leave before 2pm or after 7pm.

The good news is Thanksgiving Day itself has the lightest traffic of the week, although between 12 and 2pm you might not want to be out running those last-minute errands.