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Record number of travelers expected in W.Va. for July 4 weekend

By Douglas Harding for The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va.


Travelers stop at the West Virginia Welcome Center, on I-64 in Huntington, on June 27. SHOLTEN SINGER | Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — This Fourth of July and on through the weekend, more Americans than ever before on Independence Day will be on the road traveling to temporary destinations and celebrations.

A recent report by the American Automobile Association estimates nearly 49 million Americans will travel for the holiday, a 4.1 percent overall increase from last year.

Of those 49 million traveling, a record-high 41.4 million are expected to travel by automobile, contributing to a 9 percent overall rise in expected delays and making it possible for drivers to face delays up to four times longer than average commutes. …

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