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Last minute shoppers fight traffic, crowds

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The Oxmoor Center parking lot was full on Monday. The Oxmoor Center parking lot was full on Monday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – If you're waiting until the last minute to get your Christmas shopping out of the way time and traffic are not on your side.

On Monday thousands of shoppers flocked to malls to get last second Christmas presents.

Drivers on Shelbyville Road waiting in line to get to Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center were stuck in traffic backed up on the Watterson westbound, all the way up the ramp to Interstate 64 during rush hour.

Shopper Yveshia Klingman described her shopping experience as, "A zoo. There are people everywhere and I mean there's a lot of associates there too trying to help you get in and out but crazy because everyone is doing their shopping late."

This holiday shopping season is also six days shorter than last year because of a late thanksgiving.

Bad weather in two of those weekends also delayed many shoppers.

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