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Heavy traffic expected during holiday weekendSubmitted: 05/27/2016
WAUSAU - The roads will get busy tonight as tourists return to the Northwoods for Memorial Day Weekend. With more traffic on the roads, state troopers want people to extra careful.

They expect the roads to be the busiest tonight and Monday -when people are driving back home.

Troopers will be out all across the state making sure people are being safe.

"We'll have officers participating in the click it or ticket campaign and we'll be out there specifically looking for seatbelt violations," says Sgt. Travis Wanless of the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The Wisconsin State Patrol wants drivers to stay sober and off their phones while they're driving.
It's also important to watch out for construction zones.

"Obey the speed limits," says Sgt. Wanless. "Most of our construction zones will start opening up as much as they possibly can. We still ask people to be aware because there are some shifts and there might be some lanes closures as they travel."

Drivers should also be careful for motorcyclists. State troopers say it's important to give them extra space.

Story By: Karolina Buczek

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