AAA Expects Record-Breaking Holiday Travel

Posted at 3:27 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 15:27:09-04

CLARK COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) AAA predicts that Tuesday will be a record-breaking travel day even though gas prices are significantly higher than this time last year.

Nancy and Vern Lowrey from Rolla, Missouri spoke with LEX 18 while in Clark County. They said they had a long day of driving Monday and got up early on Tuesday to face seven more hours behind the wheel.

"Around St. Louis was pretty tough, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, a lot of traffic and then just outside of Louisville," said Vern.

"Traffic hasn’t been too bad for us," said Elizabeth Green, who was travelling from Marietta, Ohio. "Actually, we get up early so we kinda beat some of that, but yeah this morning has been nice."

AAA said that the majority of people are choosing road trips, despite the national gas price average being 57 cents higher than last year.

Many drivers at the I-64 rest stop in Clark County said they definitely noticed a change in the gas prices once they crossed into the Commonwealth.

"A little higher here. Yeah, about 20 cents higher here in Kentucky than Illinois and Missouri," said Vern.

"Tennessee was 2.58 or something like that so, it’s a little bit higher here," said Brian Green.