295,000 Utahns Likely to Travel for Thanksgiving

295,000 Utahns Likely to Travel for Thanksgiving

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utahns are expected to hit the highways this Thanksgiving as gas prices take a significant drop from last month.

Triple-A Utah predicts more than 295-thousand Utah residents will travel 50 miles or more this holiday. They say more than 240-thousand will travel by car and more than 41-thousand will travel by air.

In Utah, drivers may face delays this holiday weekend due to construction. U-D-O-T spokesman Nile Easton says people heading to St. George should prepare for delays on I-15 between Cedar City and Beaver.

Meanwhile, bus and TRAX service will NOT be available on Thanksgiving Day. Service will, however, resume on Friday.

Triple-A says more drivers are on the road on Thanksgiving Day versus any other day. While, Wednesday and Sunday will be the busiest days for those planning to fly.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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