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AAA: More Americans hitting the roadways this holiday weekend

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – More and more Americans will hit the road this holiday weekend according to AAA.

AAA is projecting just over 43 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles or more from home this weekend. Around 90% of them will travel by car.

Gas prices in Arkansas are slightly down from 2011 from $3.20 a gallon, to $3.16 a gallon today. The gas prices in 2011 were the most expensive average ever on Thanksgiving.

Although, gas is only about a nickel less than it was last year at this time, the price of fuel doesn't seem to keep people from reaching their holiday destinations.

"This weekend my wife and I and daughter are going to have thanksgiving dinner at the Holiday Inn and then afterwards my wife and I are going up to my deer camp," said Gorden Clay.

 The price of gas right now hasn't kept him from changing his travel plans.

"It's not really that bad you know 35 40 dollars for gas like it is right now, you know I'd make the round trip," explained Clay.

Below are some links to help if you are traveling:

Region 8 Pump Patrol

Arkansas Weather condition

Arkansas Road Construction map

Missouri Department of Transportation

Tennessee Department of Transportation

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