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Airport and highway officials give holiday travel tipsSubmitted: 11/16/2018
Devin Biggs
Devin Biggs
Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter
dbiggs@wjfw.com

Airport and highway officials give holiday travel tips
RHINELANDER -
It doesn't matter if you plan to travel through the air or on the roads for Thanksgiving... you're bound to see a lot more traffic than usual. The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport hopes to make that traffic flow smoothly.

Airport Director Matthew Leitner wants people to get to the airport an hour and 15 minutes before takeoff. TSA screening will begin forty-five minutes prior to take-off. The same liquid carry-on rules from years ago still apply.

"Things go very smoothly here typically, it's a beautiful airport, we have a lot of amenities, we've got a great crew, airline, TSA and airport."

"We're dealing with aircraft that are 50 seats so typically there aren't a lot of congestion with passengers cues and things of that nature which is very nice. That is a very decided advantage for our airport." says Airport Director Matthew Leitner.


Make sure to call ahead before heading to the airport to make sure your flight hasn't been cancelled or delayed. For the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, make sure to check www.delta.com or call 1-800-221-1212.


For those of you DRIVING... the highway is often a different story. Oneida County Highway Commissioner Bruce Stefonek says his snowplow team sees drivers make the same mistakes and risks every year.

"Year after year, we have the same problems, and we keep telling people the same things. Drivers, please slow down."
"Streets and highways can be slippery at a moment's notice, and we all have a tendency to leave a little bit late. Do me a favor and start out early," says Oneida County Highway Commissioner Bruce Stefonek.

It is illegal to follow a snow plow too closely when it's doing its job. You need to stay back 200 feet on a highway and 75 feet when driving in a 35 Mile Per Hour zone.


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