HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The holiday season is upon us and many people are gearing up to travel across the nation.
The Alabama Department of Public Transportation (ALDOT) wants to make sure you get to your destinations safely this year. To help drivers and workers stay safe on the roads this year, there will be no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates from 6 a.m. on December 24 until 11:59 p.m. on December 26.
Additionally, there will not be any temporary road closures on the following weekend from 6 a.m. on December 31 through 11:59 p.m. on January 2.
If you're planning on flying this holiday season, the TSA also has some tips to help you get through security checkpoints quickly and without hassle:
- Don't bring guns in carry-ons
- The TSA says it intercepted a record number of guns at Alabama airports. If you intend on bringing a firearm with you, it must be left in your checked baggage. All guns must be unloaded and properly packed in a hard-sided, locked case and declared at check-in, according to the TSA.
Do wear a face mask, it's required
A federal mask mandate is still in place for airport travelers. If you refuse to wear a mask, you may face steep fines from the TSA.
Don't bring prohibited items
Make sure you don't have any prohibited items when you head to the airport! If you're unsure if an item is allowed or not, you can find a list on the TSA's website.
Get ready for the security checkpoint while in-line
Make sure you have your ID card available and make sure all your carry-on liquids are 3.4 ounces or less, with a temporary exception made for a 12-ounce limit for hand sanitizer.
If you need help, ask for it!
You can Tweet questions to @AskTSA or through Facebook Messenger. You can also reach the TSA Contact Center at 866-289-9673.
Enroll in TSA PreCheck ahead of time
By enrolling in TSA PreCheck, you can avoid removing your shoes, belts, liquids, foods, laptops and light jackets.