Fourth of July Traffic

By: Tametria Conner Email
By: Tametria Conner Email

The highways and interstate were packed this Fourth of July weekend as many people hit the road for the holiday.

Many of you traveled to the Gulf Coast and other beach areas for family fun in the sun. Some travelers say they ran into major traffic jams along interstate 10 entering and leaving Florida. But that didn't dampen their holiday as many anticipated it during this busy summer holiday.

Triple a estimates travel for the Fourth of July weekend will be at its highest level in at least nine years. One local family returning from Florida say they stayed in traffic for 45 minutes.

"Lots of stop today so we had to find a few alternate routes and we used our GPS system, that was handy. and so we are just ready to get home," Holiday Traveler Sara Irby said.

Triple a estimates nearly 37 million people hit the road for an out of town trip for Fourth of July.

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