Black Friday 2017: The worst times for Atlanta traffic this Black Friday

8:40 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 Traffic

Now that your bellies are stuffed with delicious Thanksgiving turkey and warm apple pie, it’s time to get serious about Black Friday.

Whether you’re on a mission to catch those killer doorbuster deals or just need to hit the road Friday, don’t let traffic delays get in your way.

We reached out to popular navigation app Waze for national and local historical navigation data and incorporated newly-released Google Trends insights to determine the best and worst times to drive on Black Friday, Nov. 24.

The worst times to drive on Black Friday

Screenshot of Google Trends search interactive for Atlanta traffic on Black Friday.

Google Trends and Waze data shows Friday late afternoon between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. is peak traffic time in Atlanta, with traffic starting to climb as early as 2 p.m.

Nationally, traffic will peak between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday.

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