Preparing for Holiday Travel

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(KPRC) A record-breaking 43 million people across the country are on the move this Fourth Of July weekend.
 
“I’m going to Mount Pleasant, Texas and I’m going to visit family and friends,” traveler Everett Fletcher said. 3:54 PM 7/1/2016
 
In Texas alone, AAA expects more than 3 million people to travel this holiday weekend. Most, they say, will drive.
 
“This is the cheapest gas for the Independence Day travel holiday period since about 2005,” Sarah Schimmer of AAA Texas said. 
 
According to AAA Texas weekend gas watch, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.28.
 
In Texas and in Houston, it’s $2.11.
 
As travelers leave town in droves, law enforcement and other government agencies are beefing up security at airports, train stations, and other public venues.
 
On the roads, drivers are being warned to be patient, careful, and prepared.
 
“Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Make sure you know about any construction you may encounter, keep an eye on weather forecasts,” Schimmer said.
 

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