Friday is still a work day (technically), but plenty of people will be leaving early or skipping work entirely to get a head start on traveling.

We won’t be monitoring the morning traffic like we normally would, but we will be keeping an eye on the getaway traffic later in the day, including checking on conditions at the airports, at the Newark toll plaza and other key points around the region.

Let us know about anything you see that may affect the holiday getaway. Share the information in the comments below or tweet @drgridlock.

Before leaving the house, make sure to check out our tips, advice and guides for the weekend. Keep in mind that both MARC and VRE have altered their service plans for commuter rail riders today.

Travelers plan their Christmas getaways

Getaway advice for Virginia driving

Getaway guide for Maryland

Traffic and transit tips

Transportation changes for Christmas weekend