AAA Carolinas: 1.3 million to travel over Thanksgiving

AAA Carolinas: 1.3 million  to travel over  Thanksgiving
November 25
00:00 2015
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — AAA Carolinas says an estimated 1,353,000 North Carolinians are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday, a modest increase over last year.

And travelers will find gas prices are down 70 cents from the Thanksgiving holiday in 2014.

The club said in a statement that nearly 90 percent of  will be driving to their destinations, slightly more than last year.

The statewide average for a gallon of gas is $2.07, compared to $2.77 last year. North Carolina motorists will find lower gas prices in the border states of South Carolina ($1.88), Virginia ($1.94), Tennessee ($1.93) and Georgia ($2.05).

Asheville has the state’s most expensive gas at $2.15. The least expensive average price is in the Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point area at $2.03.

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