According to the Lansing State Journal, Thanksgiving travelers across Michigan can expect traffic congestion and bad weather to start and end the holiday season.

More than 1.6 million people are expected to travel around the Thanksgiving holiday, with high volumes on highways, at airports and on trains.

Millions of thankful Americans are starting the holiday season off right with a Thanksgiving getaway. Strong economic fundamentals are motivating Americans to venture out this holiday in near record numbers.

To keep up with the expected demand, Amtrak will increase capacity on the Midwest network, which runs through Michigan, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Amtrak expects to board more than 260 passengers in East Lansing. That train will have already handled 460 passengers.

The only traveling I'll be doing over the Thanksgiving holiday is driving from store to store looking for the best deals on Christmas merchandise. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!