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Fewer Utahns to hit the road Thanksgiving weekend

Fewer Utahns to hit the road Thanksgiving weekend

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- AAA Utah says fewer Utahns will travel this Thanksgiving weekend than last year.

The travel club is forecasting that about 250,000 Utah residents will drive 50 miles or more on Thanksgiving, down nearly 3 percent from last year.

More than 42,000 people are expected to fly this year, down 5.5 percent from last year.

AAA spokeswoman Rolayne Fairclough says the economy is taking a hit on travelers.

She says if gas prices hadn't dropped below $2 for the first time since 2005, there would have been a larger drop in the number of Utahns traveling this Thanksgiving.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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