More Than 1-Million Travelers Expected On NC Roads For Labor Day Weekend

If you're planning to leave town this Labor Day weekend--Triple-A says to expect a lot of company.

A recovering economy and lower gas prices are two of the reasons Triple-A Carolinas expects this to be the most traveled Labor Day weekend in years.

The travel agency estimates more than one-million North Carolinians will travel more than 50 miles from home over the 3 day weekend.

Triple-A also says gas prices have fallen an average of 22 cents per gallon since the July 4th holiday.

The average price of gas in our state is about $3.34 a gallon.

Travelers we spoke with, like Mikal Chavez, say their excited to see those falling prices just in time for the holiday weekend.

Chavez says, "It's gonna save me a little bit of money you know. Definitely a great break for me going 81 miles back to Raleigh to visit my family. It's gonna help me out in my pockets."

Triple-A says that it expects gas prices to remain low barring any bad weather along the Gulf coast.


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