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Travelers head to Florida despite oil on some beaches

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A lot of travelers are still heading to Florida for Independence Day despite the threat of oil on some beaches.

We talked to folks who stopped in Valdosta Friday as they headed down I-75.

None of them changed their travel plans.

Most are heading to South Florida beaches where oil hasn't washed up.

Benjamin Rollins went to a beach near St. Petersburg a few weeks ago.

A teenager traveling with his family told us they always go to clearwater for vacation.

"I was in Treasure Island Florida a few weeks ago and it was beautiful there," said traveler Benjamin Rollins.

"We come every year down to clear water beach since I was born," said traveler Michael Ridgeway.

A new Triple A survey says most people planning to go to Florida haven't changed their plans.

Of those who have, only about 20-percent say the oil is the reason.

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