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Memorial Day weekend travel expected to reach 10-year high

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | May 22, 2015 4:50 AM
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(Undated) -- Pennsylvania roadways are expected to be crowded over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

Triple-A Mid-Atlantic is estimating travel today through Monday will reach a ten-year high by increasing four-point-six percent over last year, reaching a ten-year high.  

Spokeswoman Jana Tidwell says while gas prices have risen in the past few weeks, it shouldn't stop travelers from hitting the road.

"While we have seen some increases at the pump recently, we are close to $1 less than we were this time last year and that's great news for motorists," she says. "Ninety percent of all those traveling in Pennsylvania will travel by car," she says. "It's convenient and it's cost-effective when you are traveling with a family."

The  average price of a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is $2.84, according to GasBuddy.com.

The lowest price in the midstate is $2.57 in Highspire in Dauphin County.

Some 1.4 million Pennsylvanians are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the holiday weekend.


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