Thousands of shoppers from all over the area have started their holiday bargain hunting. Many started that search yesterday and last night.  Some stores opened Thanksgiving afternoon and others Thanksgiving evening.

Walmart on the Vestal Parkway was jammed Thanksgiving night but only had a few cars in the lot at 5 AM this (Friday) morning.  With many stores opening at some point on Thanksgiving some of the large mass of shoppers filters out between Thursday and Friday.

Police agencies as of midday Friday indicated very few problems and no ongoing traffic issues.  With dry weather and mild temperatures shoppers have been able to get out with no major problems.