Lakewood Chaveirim is urging travels to give themselves extra time this Friday, which is Black Friday and Erev Shabbos Chanukah. Some drivers last year who left for Brooklyn at about 1 p.m. arrived at their destination at the time of hadlokas neiros.
“According to rabbonim contacted by Chaveirim, one must give himself double the amount of time when traveling on Erev Shabbos,” Chaveirim tells Matzav.com. “Chaveirim urges all travelers to give themselves an additional 1 ½ hours this Friday.”
A Chaveirim coordinator tells Matzav.com that over the past few weeks they’ve had numerous calls from people who were on the roads just minutes before Shabbos.
“If you see that you will not be able to get to your destination on time, do not wait until five minutes before Shabbos to call, call right away so that Chaveirim has enough time to help get with accommodations nearby.”