More people expected to travel this Memorial Weekend
A recent study by AAA shows there should be more travelers for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The number of people traveling this Memorial Day is expected to be up 1.2 percent from last year on those wanting to travel 50 miles or more. AAA spokeswoman, Jessica Brady says there are many factors that go into the rise in holiday weekend travel, not just lower gas prices.
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