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Motorists heading out of Las Vegas crawl through traffic jams

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Motorists pack Interstate 15 near Primm on Nov. 27, 2016. (Source: LVACS) Motorists pack Interstate 15 near Primm on Nov. 27, 2016. (Source: LVACS)
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Motorists were slowly crawling on Interstate 15 as they headed home from Las Vegas Sunday.

“I was looking at it on my phone and it looks awful, I mean just awful,” said one traveler mapping out the ride home.

Travelers going from the Valley to California got caught in a traffic nightmare, but many said they knew it was coming.

“Everyone is funneling into one road and there’s only one way to get out of here, so it’s extremely packed because everyone’s on this one road,” a motorist said.

Some told FOX5 the traffic was so bad, they changed their plans for the day.

“I was on my way out to Primm to go do a little shopping and I saw that traffic jam and I just said no it’s not worth it. I would rather go another day and turned around,” another traveler said.

At gas stations around the valley, drivers planned out how they would make it through the long hours of stop and go traffic.

“I’m gonna just muscle through the portion between here and the state border. Then we’ll see how bad it is on the other side of the border. Maybe stop off, east dinner, do some last gambling see if it clears up.”

“We’ll relax, listen to music, I’ll take a nap and we’ll take it as we go. What else can you do?”

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is also one of the busiest days of the year at airports across the country. Nearly 140,000 passengers were expected to go through McCarran Airport.

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