Holiday travel hits the Southland

SOUTHLAND, Calif. Local travel hubs, such as Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario Airport and Bob Hope Airport are experiencing smaller crowds this holiday. Many travelers were surprised to see such short lines.

"It's a lot quieter this year than it was last year," said Russell Wilson, an air traveler who felt the lack of passengers was due to the economy.

On the roads, however, there was a steady flow out on the Cajon Pass and Newhall Pass on Wednesday. Some drivers said the lower gas prices allowed them to get away for the holiday.

"I have to put in the V-power gas. So yeah, it definitely made a difference in traveling this Thanksgiving," said motorist Amber Johnston.

The weather did play a role in making traffic a bit slower on Thanksgiving Eve. The rain caused some motorists to be stuck for several hours. So some say they would just rather stay home.

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