Florida Turnpike Offering Free Coffee for Holiday Travelers Throughout the Weekend

Today starts the busiest travel weekend of the year and, if you've already been out on the highways today, you know what a major pain in the ass that can be.

But, no worries, because if you plan on loading up the family roadster to hit the open road to visit relatives and friends this weekend, the Florida Turnpike has got you covered to make your Thanksgiving trek a little easier.

No, tolls aren't free this weekend.

But you know what is? COFFEE! Wheeee!

That's right, as a way to ease the burden of hauling your screaming kids and the family pet across the state for the holiday weekend, the Florida Turnpike is offering free coffee at service plazas throughout the state.

So when you stop to make that pee run, you can stop to pick up some coffee on the house.

Officials say that the free coffee will be available starting Wednesday night at 11:00 p.m. and will end 6:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.

So, really, this is more about free coffee for people hitting the road late night. If you're heading out earlier than that, you'll have to pay for your own damn coffee.

The free coffee will be available again beginning on Sunday at 11:00 p.m. and lasting until 6:00 a.m. Monday.

Officials are also saying that traffic across the state will be see heavy delays, particularly during peak travel times (which is why it doesn't make much sense to not give out free coffee during these times but... we shan't complain!).

The coffee will be available at gas stations and restaurants at each service plaza, according to the Less Stressway folks.

State Farm Safety Patrol Road Rangers will also bel proviing round-the-clock service in urban areas and will be in operation from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. south of Orlando and on other limited-access highways in the turnpike system.

So enjoy the free coffee, folks. And try not to stress too much. This is supposed to be fun.

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