Americans traveling more, spending less this Fourth of July

Travelers can expect company on the roads this Fourth of July. AAA predicts more than 42 million people will be traveling at least 50 miles

WOODBURY - Travelers can expect company on the roads this Fourth of July. AAA predicts more than 42 million people will be traveling at least 50 miles or more this Independence Day, an increase of nearly 5 percent from last year. They attribute the boost to lower gas prices. On Long Island, a gallon of regular gas costs about $3.63 today.Though Americans may be traveling more, they're spending less on holiday celebrations this year. Visa says consumers will spend an average of about $191. Nearly 68 percent plan to barbecue, spending about $58.14 on cookouts.Traffic & Weather LIVE

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