Fourth of July travel expected to be high

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(WETM – TV) – According to AAA, a record-breaking 48.9 million Americans will travel this Independence Day.

48.9 million American travelers is roughly 16% of the U.S. population.

AAA is said holiday travel is looking to rise about another 4% from last year.

Nearly 2,000,000 more people are planning trips to celebrate america’s birthday.

The majority of Americans will be traveling by car and for the roughly 41,000,000 people doing so, one should expect delays up to four times a normal commute.

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