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Expect Crowded Roads For Labor Day Weekend

BEND, OR -- Travelers are already getting out of town for the long holiday weekend. Roads are busy, "But when we look at the three big summer holidays: Memorial Day and Fourth of July, Labor Day always comes in as third busiest," says AAA's Marie Dodds. That’s because so many families are simultaneously preparing for back-to-school.

Oregonians who are traveling, are hitting the common popular destinations, "Number one, still Anaheim; number two, Seattle; three, Central Oregon; four, Oregon coast; five, Vegas." Dodds adds, "Thursday and Friday afternoons will be very, very busy. And likewise, Monday the return time, from about noon and six will be also busy."

And, if you're driving, plan for a spendy trip, "Gas prices for Labor Day will be the most expensive ever, because we are well about $4, here in Oregon," Dodds tells KBND News, "The last time we came close was in 2012, when the average on Labor Day was $4.02."

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