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Three-day weekend will kick-start July 4 travel

Updated: 06/26/2014 7:40 AM
Created: 06/26/2014 7:25 AM WHEC.com

Highways will be packed once again this July Fourth weekend, with 41-million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles or more.
    
That's up about two-percent from the 40.3-million who traveled during last year's Independence Day weekend, according to auto club AAA.
    
The calendar is helping to push up the number of vacationers. The holiday falls on a Friday this year, making it an easy three-day weekend for many travelers.
    
As usual, the vast majority of travelers will be using their cars: 85 percent. Gas currently costs $3.68 a gallon, up nearly 13-cents from the same time last year. That means a family driving 200 miles on highways will pay about 75-cents more in total for their holiday gas this year.





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