Hold onto your seat belts.
Holiday traffic, as it usually is, will be predictably bad near the Los Angeles International Aiport this holiday season as Californians head out and non-Angelenos head in. The worst days will be around Dec. 23, the day before Christmas eve — Christmas Eve eve, if you will.
It’s not just the travelers around the airport that will be affected, but the surrounding communities as well.
Esri, a mapping software, put together data from the last three years, analyzing traffic during these peak times.
Here’s how each color breaks down traffic time:
Green (fast): 85 – 100% of free flow speeds
Yellow (moderate): 65 – 85%
Orange (slow); 45 – 65%
Red (stop and go): 0 – 45%
The map shows live traffic conditions and just how far a weery traveler can get from LAX in an hour. Travelers can also view how traffic changes around DFW, ORD, ATL, and JFK in a 24-hour period.