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Wisconsin AAA expects less travelers for Memorial Day Weekend

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Memorial Day Weekend will be very busy on Wisconsin highways – but not as busy as a year ago.

The AAA says travel is expected down by 1.6 percent from last year. Part of it appears to be the higher gas prices.

The auto club estimates that 627,000 people will hit the road for the holiday, and 33,000 more will hop on an airplane.

The AAA says the average statewide price of regular unleaded is almost $3.95 a gallon Thursday. That’s 31 cents more than a month ago, and 23 cents more than this time last year.

Officials say Wisconsin gas prices are about 30 cents higher than the national average, because several refineries in the Upper Midwest have been down for maintenance.

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