Memorial Day weekend busy for travel

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May 22, 2013 at 9:58 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) It's going to be another busy Memorial Day weekend on the nation's highways.

Between Thursday and Monday, 31.2 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more to a beach, campground or other getaway, according to car lobbying group AAA.

That's a small increase from last year but still well short of the record 37.3 million people who drove during the holiday in 2005.  

Gas will cost slightly more this year. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline has risen 7 cents in the past week to $3.66, although prices are much higher in Minnesota. Gas averaged $3.64 last Memorial Day.

AAA estimates that another 2.3 million travelers will fly, down 8 percent from last year.

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