Holiday Travel Underway

It's the eve of Christmas Eve, and the holiday travel rush begins today.

AAA estimates nearly 92-million people will hit the road, hop on a train or catch a plane to visit family and friends. That's a nearly one and a half percent increase over last year.

And the number of Americans driving to their holiday destinations is up more than two-percent this year, while the number of air travelers is down one-percent. The Airline Industry's Trade Group estimates just over 43-million people will be flying, compared to more than 83-million on the highways and byways. AAA Carolinas expects 2.4 million North Carolinians to travel 50 miles or more for the holidays.

While gas prices in North Carolina have dropped over recent weeks, it's going to cost you more than last year. Regular gas is averaging 22-cents more in 2010. The current average price for regular gas in our state is $3.84. For a check of current gas prices in North Carolina, click here

The holiday travel season runs from Friday, December 23, through January 2. Below we have some travel resources that may help you.

For current road conditions, in North Carolina dial 511, or click here

For traffic and road closure information across the country, click here

For the lowest gas prices, click here

For information on airport delays, click here

For the airplane carry-on rules, click here

For a list of what you can't bring on an airplane, click here


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  • by What? Location: Zuni Va. on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:49 AM
    Where is the article?
  • by flatfoot on Dec 23, 2011 at 02:08 AM
    Sam's Club in goldsboro is $3.09......
  • by VAboi Location: Greenvile on Dec 23, 2011 at 01:34 AM
    I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's please be safe dont drink and drive, check your vehicle to make sure it safe, dont speed, remember to share the road and last but not least keep Christ in Christmas.
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