WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH.
As I mentioned, as I approached Winston-Salem on US-52, traffic steadily increased until the time I could see the downtown buildings, we were creeping along. I generally like to get off on US-421 and head eastward toward Greensboro and then get on I-40.
I got off on 421 and it was at a complete standstill. Move forward a few feet and then wait before repeating the process. And, I could see 421 was backed up way off in the distance so decided to get back on US-52 when I got up to the entrance ramp, but had to go back north for a ways before I got off and back on heading south to I-40.
At this point, I could only imagine how bad traffic on the always busy I-40 would be. It is always busy, but I was beginning to see why they say not to travel on the interstates the day before Thanksgiving. I hadn't thought of that.
Surprisingly, however, I-40 was busy, but traffic went right along mostly over the speed limit. And, I kept right up with them out of fear of getting run over otherwise.