CHICAGO (WLS) — Wednesday is expected to be the busiest day on the roads, as people head out to spend Thanksgiving with families.

But getting to your destination isn’t going to be cheap.

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Over 48 million people are expected to drive to their destination.

Even with high gas prices, people are figuring out a way to fill up and go.

But help is on the way, as President Joe Biden announced the release of 50 million barrels of emergency oil reserves.

Although, relief could take weeks.

“We should see some down-drafts at the pump just in time for, potentially, Christmas, but prices are still going to be well into that $3-a-gallon territory, where it’s quite uncomfortable,” said Patrick De Haan, with GasBuddy.

In the Chicago area, the average price of regular unleaded is $3.57 a gallon, compared to Thanksgiving week last year, when it was $2.17 a gallon.

Travel experts report travel this year will be nearly triple the volume of last year, so plan accordingly.

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