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Holiday Travel Forecast

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Fewer people are expected to be traveling for the July 4th holiday weekend, compared to last year. But that is only because the holiday is on a Thursday instead of a Wednesday.

 And locally, experts say lower gas prices should mean more people traveling. Prices are down 10 cents a gallon compared to last year. And they are much lower than many other areas. So that makes Erie even more attractive as a destination over the holiday weekend.

 Regional AAA President David Poor said, "We're positioned in a great spot with lower gas prices throughout the whole area. So we are anticipating, barring bad weather, we're anticipating a very robust holiday season here in Erie for the fourth of July."

Gas is averaging about $3.29 a gallon locally.

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