Travel numbers expected to go up over Memorial Day weekend

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(WBNG) — As is the case every year, Memorial Day weekend will see plenty of cars on the roadways and planes in the sky as folks travel to enjoy the holiday. The Twin Tiers will see it’s fair share of travelers pass through, heading to different destinations.

“So we are from San Francisco, California and we are going to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada for the first time,” said traveler Rachit Modi.

“We’re heading up to Watkins Glen, where we have a friend who was kind enough to let us use his house because the whole family is coming up. Daughter, son-in-law, mom and dad of the graduated boy….. The sister and the other grandparents,” said travelers Ellen and Herb Waldman.

Whether it be for a graduation or just to sight-see, this is expected to be a very busy weekend. According to AAA, holiday travel is expected to rise 3.6% from last year, with 42.8 million travelers headed somewhere for the holiday.

Thus far, trips through the Twin Tiers haven’t been too bad.

“For, like I was thinking it would be a lot of traffic on Friday, but it was good. Very good traffic up until now,” said Modi.

“Usually it’s about three and a half hours. Should take us about the same, so, we’ve been very fortunate. A lot of truck traffic and a lot of construction in Pennsylvania….. But not terrible, not any worse than any other weekend we’ve come up,” said Waldman.

Even still, AAA again recommends giving yourself extra time as delays are going to be possible in spots, even through the Twin Tiers. It’s all worth it to get to your destination.

“We like to travel and we like to explore new places, so yeah, we like to travel,” said Modi.


Damon Matson

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