BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With messy conditions coming, State Highway officials are warning people to change their plans for Thanksgiving travel.

Christie Ileto explains some are already doing just that.

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Rain and snow—it could be a Thanksgiving recipe for a nightmarish travel day. It’s slated to snow and rain in Maryland Wednesday—and travelers aren’t taking a gamble.

“I made sure to change my flight as soon as I heard,” said Matt Renninger.

Renninger is trying to avoid this. He was set to leave BWI the night before Thanksgiving.

“If I wasn’t able to do it by Wednesday and took a chance, I just wouldn’t get up there at all,” he said.

Almost one million Marylanders are traveling this holiday and 90% are hitting the roads. State Highway officials are asking drivers not to head out on the busiest travel day.

“No one wants to be stuck in traffic,” said Valerie Burnette Edgar. “If there is snow and there’s all that traffic, it’s going to be nearly impossible for our crews to do the salting and plowing they need to do.”

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Right now, it’s the calm before the storm. State Highway officials say they have 2,400 pieces of equipment standing by to plow and salt whatever roads need to be cleared, including I-95, which is one of the busiest.

Many Marylanders are hitting the road ahead of the storm.

“We’re gonna have to get him way in advance,” said Angela Perry.

Perry was planning to pick up her son from College Park Wednesday night.

“No way! No way are we going to get on I-95 with people in this snow and holiday travelers,” she said.

A safer bet when wagering against Mother Nature.

It’s already been a nightmare travel day at BWI because of a power outage across three terminals.

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