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Thanksgiving travelers talk about road conditions

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - It's one of the busiest travel days of the year -- especially on the roads.

This time of year, you never know what kind of weather you'll get.

"So far, so good," said Dustin Lingemann, who was driving from Chicago to South Dakota. "It's starting to get a little snowy, but nothing like crazy."

People driving through eastern Iowa early in the day Wednesday had good luck. While snow was falling, it wasn't much and the interstates were clear.

Those heading west were afraid of what they might see, knowing there was already snow there.

"I am a little bit worried," said Ronald Bensink, who was driving from Dubuque to Omaha. "I would prefer not to be traveling in the bad weather. But I'm afraid we're kind of bound."

Those fearing that drive had good reason: Cars coming from central Iowa had front ends covered in snow.

"Some snow, and there's been a lot of blowing snow," said Deano Pape, who was driving from Des Moines to Wisconsin. "It's headed right into your face."

Still, many say no matter what conditions they hit or how long the drive may be, it's worth it to spend the holiday with their family.

"This is what it's all about," said Lingemann.
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