AAA: Memorial Day travel expected to be up 60% from last year

AAA says that from Thursday to Monday, more than 37 million people are expected to travel.

News 12 Staff

May 28, 2021, 12:50 AM

Updated 1,059 days ago

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The Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and some people are getting a head start on traveling to their holiday destination.
AAA says that from Thursday to Monday, more than 37 million people are expected to travel. That's up 60% from last year.
According to AAA, 90% of travelers will be driving. One of the worst times to be on the road is between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Aside from traffic, the gas prices have skyrocketed.
The average price for gas on the island is $3.06.
Gas Buddy says Montauk Native Gasoline in Mastic is the cheapest in Suffolk at $2.69 a gallon.
In Nassau, the cheapest regular gas is $2.75 at the Conoco in Hempstead.


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