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AAA says Tennessee Labor Day travel will reach pre-recession levels

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The AAA says holiday travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday will reach levels not seen since before the Great Recession.

The agency says it expects 35. 5 million Americans to hit the nation’s roads for the long holiday weekend that begins next Thursday. AAA says there haven’t been that many Labor Day travelers on the move since 2008.

AAA spokesperson Stephanie Milani says Tennessee’s roadways are going to be crowded.

“Tennesseans will count for just more than 604,000 auto travelers and that is a state-wide increase of .6 percent from 2014.”

Milani says cheap gas is helping put more people on the road. She says current fuel prices are about a dollar less than they were this same time last year.

She says AAA encourages motorists to give their cars a quick checkup before leaving home to avoid being stranded on the highway.