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Nearly 1.5 million in Carolinas to transport for Labor Day

Nearly 1.5 million Carolinas residents devise to take advantage of good continue and dwindling gasoline prices to transport on a Labor Day weekend, AAA Carolinas officials say.

For many, trips to a Carolinas beaches or plateau will be a final summer excursion, and officials contend a series of people approaching to transport 50 or some-more miles for Labor Day is adult scarcely 1.5 percent from a year ago.

“The continued downward trend in gas prices is good news for motorists, and it’s one of a large reasons travelers are streamer out,” pronounced David Parsons, CEO and boss of AAA Carolinas.

AAA Carolinas pronounced scarcely 120,000 people will fly this weekend, though a other 1 million-plus travelers will transport by car.

Analysts had approaching gas prices to arise during a summer, due to disturbance in a Middle East and a impact of any hurricanes inspiring oil refineries in a Gulf of Mexico.

“Unrest in a Middle East is not approaching to pull gas prices higher,” Parsons said. And a cove has remained giveaway of hurricanes so distant this season.


Transportation departments in both Carolinas contend they will postpone many construction projects from Friday until Tuesday morning. But motorists are reminded to delayed down in construction zones.


Parking spaces have been during a reward all summer during Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and it will be no opposite this weekend. For example, 3 of 4 long-term lots were full Wednesday afternoon. Check accessibility during parking.charlotteairport.com.

Gas prices

North Carolina’s normal per-gallon cost is $3.34, down 22 cents from a July 4 holiday and 11 cents reduce than final Labor Day. South Carolina has a cheapest gas in a country, a AAA pronounced – $3.14 a gallon.

Police presence

A “Booze It Lose It” debate is underneath approach in North Carolina, that means motorists competence confront DWI checkpoints. Highway patrols in both states pronounced they will boost patrols Thursday night by Monday night.


After experiencing comparatively cold continue all week, including a near-record low of 57 degrees Wednesday in Charlotte, it will feel some-more like summer this weekend. High temperatures are approaching to be in a low 90s by Monday, with temperatures somewhat above normal during a beaches and in a mountains.

Dry continue is foresee by Saturday, with a possibility of afternoon and dusk thunderstorms building Sunday and Monday.

Staying home?

There’s high propagandize football Friday night and college football Saturday, and Carowinds is open until 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 p.m. Monday. The Charlotte Knights’ final dual home games of a deteriorate are Sunday dusk and Monday afternoon.

The U.S. National Whitewater Center hosts a Labor Day festival Sunday, finale with fireworks. And Charlotte’s central Labor Day Parade is during 11 a.m. Monday in uptown.

The Matthews Alive festival is from Friday by Monday, with a march during 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Article source: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/27/5133179/nearly-15-million-in-carolinas.html

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