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More expected to hit road for holidays than ever before



Gas is predicted to be at
its lowest on NYE in 7 years

For the first time ever, over 100 million people are expected to hit the roads over the next two weeks.

AAA is predicting those numbers, for travelers heading at least 50 miles from home.

Locally, over two million are expected to travel.

“Rising incomes and low gas prices are helping to fill stockings this year,” Nick Jarmusz, director of public affairs for AAA Wisconsin said, “and more people than ever will choose to spend those savings on travel this year.”

More than 90 percent of travelers (91.3 million people) will drive to their holiday destinations.

Gas prices are at their lowest for this time of year in the last seven years.

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline remains poised to fall below the $2 per gallon benchmark by Christmas. Today’s national average for Wisconsin is $1.92, over 60 cents less than last year. AAA expects most U.S. drivers will pay the lowest gas prices on New Year’s Day since 2009.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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