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Record travel numbers expected for July Fourth


The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Fourth of July holiday is anticipated to bring record-breaking traffic to roads this year, according to a study by AAA.

For its South Atlantic region, which includes West Virginia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, AAA estimated a 5 percent increase in travelers from last year, totaling 8.6 million, up from 8.2 million in 2017. Of the 8.6 million, 7.1 million of those will travel by vehicle.

On Friday, West Virginia State Police launched its Combined Accident Reduction Effort (CARE) with law enforcement agencies across the state in anticipation of the increased traffic volume. CARE will continue through Independence Day.

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