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Over the river and through the woods may prove a slow trek on some roads

New England families who waited until this morning to hit the road in cars laden with casseroles and pies, hoping to avoid the sort of traffic delays that plagued the days leading to Thanksgiving, may have encountered a few unhappy surprises.

Those driving west on the Massachusetts Turnpike found themselves in backups this morning stretching as many as 13 miles near Sturbridge, according to the state’s Department of Transportation.

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