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Major traffic on Wisconsin highways from Labor Day travelers

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MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) - Labor Day weekend is wrapping up, which means the roads are filled with holiday travelers.

In Wisconsin, many people are leaving the Northwoods.

"Every labor day we come together with friends at one of their cabins near Rhinelander," said Rob Musser of Good Thunder, Minn.

Newsline 9 rode with a sergeant with Wisconsin State Patrol on US 51. As expected, most of the traffic was going south.

"Traffic's been thick, but we haven't had any major crashes or incidents that would cause major back ups or delay travel," said Sgt. Bryan Wrycha with Wisconsin State Patrol.

He says traffic hasn't been as bad this year compared to previous years. The sergeant and drivers say they may know one reason why.

"I don't know if it was the weather,” said Musser. “Friday there was some bad weather coming up."

"It's definitely spread the traveling out at least from what I saw," said Wrycha.

But the sergeant says there are still concerns while driving. This includes more boats and trailers on the roads.

"The same lines with people with the boats and other trailers and equipment bikes, and coolers and stuff,” said Wrycha. “Make sure they secure those items securely to the trailer of the vehicle so they don't end up in the lane of travel."

Traffic is expected to last throughout Monday evening. As always, State Patrol is advising drivers to take it slow while on your way back home.
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