Millions Traveling for Fourth of July
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According to transportation reports, this will be the busiest Fourth of July for travel since 2007.
AAA expects nearly 42 million people will travel 50 miles or more this weekend.
Congested highways can be attributed to lower prices at the pump, Independence Day falling on a weekend and people having more money to spend on a mini family vacation.
“In the morning we wake up in Eveleth and we go to the parade and then we head back to the cities tomorrow,” said Lori Kaiser of Shakopee.
While some Northlanders are trekking across and out of Minnesota and Wisconsin, others are making their way into the Twin Ports and Iron Range for Independence Day festivities in Duluth.
“Last night we stayed at Grand Casino so did a little gambling and swimming,” said Kaiser. “Then kind of a tradition we stop in Duluth. We like to watch the boats and go to Canal Park and go to the stores.”
Fourth of July gas prices are expected to be the lowest since 2010 at $2.78 a gallon which will help out the little more 35 million people taking a holiday road trip.
About three million people will travel by boat, plane and bus for Fourth of July which is also up from last year.