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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Rising gas prices won't keep Utah motorists off the road this Memorial Day weekend.
Triple-A says more than 300-thousand Utah residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more over the holiday weekend. That's more than three-percent more than last year and most of those are planning to travel in a motor vehicle.
The association says more than 44-thousand Utah residents plan to take to the skies for their holiday travel and the rest are traveling by bus, train or boat.
Triple-A says the increase in travel comes from residents' pent up desire to take a break and travel. But the association says even though they're getting out, residents are staying closer to home.
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