Storm arrives in the Central Valley just in time for holiday travel

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It’s the second busiest holiday travel day of the year. 

According to AAA, millions of Californians will be traveling 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Law enforcement stepping up patrols on the highways and local roads as a storm could bring rain to the Central Valley and snow in the Sierras. 

Clovis Police Corporal Richard Ashcraft said drivers will need to slow down as roads will be slick because of the first rain. 

The Les Schwab Tire Stores located in Clovis were busy throughout the week. 

Store manager Robby Dyer said his employees have been changing and rotating tires non-stop. 

‘When we get done with those very hot summers in the Central Valley. We start getting into that winter weather. We noticed a lot of that tread has gone down during those hot summer months and as we need that extra traction with the different weather that comes around here or if people are going to the mountains, it’s definitely time to get them checked or replace them,” Dyer said. 

Some drivers listening to the warnings. 

“We did the tires made sure they were checked, we did the oil change, the windshield wipers, battery checked, everything down to the nitty gritty,” Rachel Zuniga said.

Travelers getting ready for Thanksgiving day as California see’s it’s first storm in months. 

Police are warning drivers to keep a safe distance between other vehicles and put away your cell phone away while driving as this is one fo the busiest travel weekends of the year. 

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