Best/worst traffic times in Southern California to drive for Thanksgiving

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Navigating through traffic in Southern California can be burdensome enough, add in the Thanksgiving rush and it can be a nightmare before Christmas.

To help out, Waze studied past holiday traffic patterns to determine the best and worst times to travel around Thanksgiving.

Here are the results, according to Waze:

The following are the best and worst times to drive in Los Angeles for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Waze.

- Tuesday - Increase in traffic between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., with the highest amount of cars on the road at 6 p.m.

- Wednesday - High increase of traffic between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., with the highest peak at 3 p.m.

- Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) - Low usage all day, especially in the morning.

- Friday and Saturday - Low usage, great days to drive.

- Sunday - Small increase in usage, but 40 percent increase in traffic jam alerts and 30 percent increase in hazard alerts, the highest all week.

- Monday - Small increase in morning and evening usage.
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