Expect delays as Labor Day travel hits record since 2007 - FOX Carolina 21

Expect delays as Labor Day travel hits record since 2007

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Traffic flows along an Upstate interstate. (File/FOX Carolina) Traffic flows along an Upstate interstate. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Labor Day weekend travel is up. According to AAA, 34.1 million Americans planned to hit the road this holiday weekend, a 4.2 percent increase over last year.

In North Carolina that number is closer to 5 percent with an expected 972,000 travelers and around 450,000 in South Carolina.

AAA says these numbers are the highest the country has seen since before the recession began in 2007. They attribute them to an improving economy, higher consumer confidence and lower gas prices, compared to last year.

So as you hit the highways, expect congestion. South Carolina Highway patrol reminds all drivers to take it slow, allowing yourself extra travel time, to buckle up and to not drink and drive.

Check Pit Crew Traffic for the latest traffic conditions here.

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