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Drivers expected to hit the road in record numbers this weekend

Drivers expected to hit the road in record numbers this weekend

Mary Ann Jones of North Carolina's Outer Banks will join nearly 35.5 million Americans expected to hit the road and drive more than 50 miles to celebrate Independence Day weekend. She and her husband plan to spend the holiday in Williamsburg. Motorists fueling up this weekend will find gas prices that are, on average, about 90 cents cheaper than they were a year ago — the lowest July 4 price in five years, predicted a news release from AAA. "My husband and I are retired, and we travel a lot by car," said Jones, filling her tank at a WilcoHess station on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News on Thursday morning. "We've noticed the prices going down." ...

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