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AAA: Record-Low Number of Americans Traveling Memorial Day Weekend

AAA: Record-Low Number of Americans Traveling Memorial Day Weekend

AAA Mid-Atlantic is not issuing a Memorial Day travel forecast for the first time in two decades but speculated on its website that due to the coronavirus this year’s holiday weekend could mark a record low number of Americans traveling.

“Gas prices around Memorial Day have not been this cheap in nearly 20 years.

“Despite inexpensive gas prices, AAA anticipates this year’s holiday will likely set a record low for travel volume.”

The average price for gas nationally is $1.89, with the cheapest in the region at $1.70 in Virginia.

5/19/2020 Week Ago Year Ago National $1.89 $1.86 $2.86 Washington, D.C. $2.17 $2.18 $2.94 D.C. Metro $1.97 $1.96 $2.77 Maryland $1.95 $1.88 $2.77 Virginia $1.70 $1.68 $2.59 Courtesy of AAA Mid-Atlantic

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