AAA: 1.3M in Va. to travel this holiday

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2012 file photo, a sign alerts travelers to expect holiday traffic at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. During the long 2014 holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. That would be a 4.2 percent increase over last year. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia roads could be a little more crowded this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that 1.3 million Virginians will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The auto club says that’s an increase of 3.4 percent from last year.

The holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 30.

Nationally, AAA projects 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007.

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Numbers from AAA.

AAA predicts most U.S. and Virginia travelers likely will pay the cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices in four years.

Officials say that when comparing current prices to those from last Thanksgiving, motorists in Virginia are saving about 57 cents per gallon.

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