Record number of travelers predicted to hit the road over the holiday

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - According to the American Automobile Association, or AAA, more people than ever are planning to travel over the Fourth of July holiday.

AAA forecasts a record number of people traveling this year, nearly 2.5 million more than last year.

With July Fourth landing on a Wednesday, AAA expects the worst congestion on what they're calling "Terrible Tuesday."

Travel times re expected to double in major metro area on July 3, with the worst traffic in the afternoon.

Motorists should also anticipated a few bumps in the road. AAA is expecting more than 350,000 will need roadside assistance over the holiday.

In better news, gas is only expected to go up a few cents for the holiday. Prices will still be lower than they were over Memorial Day weekend.

Hotels and car rental prices are slightly higher than this time last year, but airfares are the lowest they've been in five years.