Hudson Valley hits the road for the holiday

Whether your Memorial Day plans include a flight, or a drive, plan to pack some patience for the ride. According to AAA, more than 38

More than 38 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend.

More than 38 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend. (5/27/16)

NYACK - Whether your Memorial Day plans include a flight, or a drive, plan to pack some patience for the ride.

According to AAA, more than 38 million Americans, an increase of about 700,000 people from last year, will head out for this Memorial Day weekend. That's the second-highest memorial travel volume, ever.

But there is some good news for road trippers. AAA says drivers can expect the lowest Memorial Day gas prices in more than a decade. AAA reports the current national average is $2.28 per gallon.

Even though gas and airline ticket prices are lower this year, the U.S. Travel Association says Americans will likely spend more, $320 on average.

To help with traffic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways to be suspended through Tuesday.

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