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Busy Travel Expected for Holiday Weekend

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The Labor Day weekend travel period doesn't officially start until tomorrow. But locally, a lot of people were already hitting the highways today.

 AAA is predicting the most Labor Day weekend road trips in 5 years, and that trend is expected locally as well.

 Regional AAA President David Poor said, "I think the reason we are looking at increases is that gas prices, even though they have gone up a bit locally, we are still a bit below the national average. And we are about 10 cents below where we were last Labor Day and I also think that people are a bit more positive about what is happening in the economy right now."

State Police say they will have extra patrols on the road during the period to try to keep everyone safe.

Trooper Steve Oler said, "We will be doing a bit of everything. You will see increased radar on highways along with patrolling for aggressive drivers."

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