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Drivers fill up for holiday travel

November 22, 2006

Albany -- Gas stations were busy with travelers driving themselves to their holiday destinations. AAA estimates the number of holiday travelers is up by a million over last year. Experts say one reason may be the decrease in gas prices over the past three months.

Right now the average in Albany is $2.08, the same as one year ago today. Holiday travelers say that price is fine by them.

"I'm very happy that the gas prices are better. I can go back and forth and don't even go below a half," said Zakiya Harvey.

"I'll get a chance to spend with my family and see everybody I don't get to see all year," said Brandy Sangster.

Tips for those taking a road trip include leaving early for your destination and getting off the roads by 6 p.m. when traffic is typically the heaviest. Drink plenty of fluid and take breaks to stretch your legs every few hours.

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