Will threat of Hurricane Earl reduce number of travelers on Virginia highways?
By Landmark News Service
Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm
The number of Virginians who will travel this Labor Day holiday is projected to increase 8.8 percent from 2009, AAA Mid-Atlantic said this week.
Travel growth in the state is expected to lag slightly behind the rest of the country, which will see a nearly 10 percent jump in travel during the long weekend of Thursday-Monday. AAA measures residents who travel at least 50 miles from home.
In Virginia, AAA anticipates about 929,350 people will take a trip, compared with 853,857 last year.
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