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Gas Prices Not Expected to Affect Memorial Day Travel

Gas Prices Not Expected to Affect Memorial Day Travel

Posted - May 24, 2004 at 11:49 a.m.



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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.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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