Thousands Hitting the Road Friday

The American Automobile Association Carolinas says the first wave of Independence Day travelers will hit the roads Friday. Interstates are expected to begin clogging up on Friday, when an estimated 438,800 North Carolinas and 214,402 South Carolinas hit the roads and airports become jammed with 40,500 travelers from North Carolina and 19,800 from South Carolina.

"Because the Fourth falls on a Wednesday, many people plan to take the entire week off or at least five days," said David E. Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas.

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