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Mass Pike flowing well the day before Christmas

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For a 3-year-old like Bailey Blake, Santa Claus is reason enough to be on the road.

Blake is traveling with her mom and grandmother from New York City to Boston and while traffic flowed smoothly so far Monday afternoon, it may have gone too well for the family.

"Just be careful not to drive too fast over the speed limit," said Diana Abadie, Blake's grandmother. "You are likely to get a ticket as we did."

For many, the holidays are a time to gather with people you do not get to see often enough. The Wahs, a family from Holyoke, travel into Boston every year to do just that.

"It means a lot because [her husband's] schedule has been really busy," said Patience Wah. "Just spending time together is really great."

Of the 93 million people AAA expect to travel this holiday season, the Wahs are in the 48 percent that will drive to their destination. Making the trip on an annual basis, they said the roads are looking good.

"Last year for example was really busy at this time," said Wah. "It was really backed up on the highway. We are hoping it stays like this until we get to Boston."

Carole Chambers is also heading to Beantown to be with her daughter and grandchildren.

The High Park, NY, resident had a car loaded with gifts and food. She said making the trip down the Mass Pike can sometimes be tricky.

"This time of the year the weather is a factor," said Chambers. "I knew the weather was going to be good through today."

While the forecast may keep people inside later in the week, everyone traveling that spoke with CBS 3 on Monday said they could not have asked for any better weather on the road.

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