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Labor Day travel numbers to jump to highest level since 2008
Labor Day travel numbers to jump to highest level since 2008

With gasoline prices falling below $4 per gallon, Southern Californians are expected to get out of town for the Labor Day weekend in the highest number since the holiday travel record was set in 2008. More than 2.48 million Southern California residents are expected to take a trip over the weekend, a 1.6% increase over last year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. It would mark the highest total number of travelers since 2008, when a record 3.2 million people from Southern California traveled for the holiday. The freeways and boulevards should be crowded this weekend, with nearly 80% of local travelers -- or about 2 million vacationers -- planning to drive to...

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