More Than 1.5 Million Travelers Expected for Memorial Day Weekend

If you're traveling Memorial Day weekend, experts said you're far from alone.

The American Automobile Association projects 1,720,000 New Englanders will travel over the holiday weekend and more than a million and a half of those travelers will be driving to their destinations.

"It will be a little more stressful dealing with the traffic," said commuter John Furmenek.

The reason for the increased travel AAA said is because of low gas prices. With the average price in Connecticut around $2.39 almost $.50 less than last year.

Tourist destinations around the state, like Hartford's Mark Twain House and Museum, are expecting big crowds.

"This past year we put 68,000 people through the house. This year we have our eyes set on 75,000," said Executive Director at The Mark Twain House & Museum Dr. Cindy Lovell.

If you're thinking about flying to escape the extra company on the road AAA said you're not in the clear yet. They're projecting a 1.6 percent increase nationwide compared to last year’s figure.

AAA said they expect to respond to more than 350,000 motorist during the holiday weekend. With the primary reasons being dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts.

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