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