Want to avoid the hoards of tepid mass this holiday weekend? USA Today says Google Maps data can help.

When’s the best time to leave on your Thanksgiving road trip? When are movie theaters, grocery stores, liquor stores, shopping malls and bakeries most crowded during the week? How can you avoid getting stuck in holiday traffic?

Google analyzed data from Google Maps to help you manage the rush this year, and provide insight into the places you and your neighbors visit, when you visit them and when to get on (or stay off) the road.

You can consult an interactive Mapping Thanksgiving site Google has put together to find information in the state and metropolitan area where you live or travel.

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