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Triple A Says Number Of Travelers Expected To Rise This Holiday

Reported by: Send eMail Michelle Carroll
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Dec. 23, 2013 1:31 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013 1:43 PM EST

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The holiday travel season is expected to be the highest volume ever recorded.

Triple A expects nearly 95 million Americans plan to travel 50 or more miles for their holiday celebrations this year. That will mark the fifth consecutive year of increases.

Triple A representatives said nearly 16 million will be traveling through West Virginia.

"It seems to be at this point and time that people don't let any economic uncertainty or that the conditions waiver their travel plans. They're still going to get out there and see their family members," Supervisor Christina Rollyson said.

Meanwhile, gas prices have dipped nearly 2 cents in the past two weeks. One possible reason for the decline -- gasoline stockpiles rose by more than one million barrels for the week ending Dec. 13. Supplies are now at the highest level since August.



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