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by MARLO BARNHART | September 20, 2003
Drivers continue to face serious challenges in the wake of Tropical Storm Isabel, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Flooding, fallen trees and electrical lines, and electrical outages are creating potentially hazardous conditions on area roads, AAA said in a press release. "Those who intend to be on the roads need to slow down and keep their eyes on the road," Amanda Knittle, AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman, said in the press release. "There is a lot of debris, and due to electrical outages, some traffic signals may not be working.
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by TARA REILLY | December 24, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com TRI-STATE - The number of automobile travelers is expected to be down across Maryland this holiday season, but those who venture out on the roads will likely face heavy traffic and delays, a spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic said Monday. Spokeswoman Myra Wieman said AAA is expecting 871,400 Maryland residents to travel 50 miles or more in automobiles during the holiday season, a 2 percent decrease from last year. In 2001, 893,760 state residents traveled by car for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, Wieman said.
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by KEVIN CLAPP | May 31, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com Wednesday morning and the livin's easy for Barbra Runyon at her Chambersburg, Pa., travel agency. This is not necessarily a good thing. Summer begins three weeks from today. Summer travel season, however, kickstarted with Memorial Day a week ago and early returns - at least at Runyon's Your Travel Specialist - are less than promising. "Things have definitely slowed down," she says. "People are staying local. Or, they're not needing a travel agent.
NEWS
BY Kimberly Yakowski and Laura Ernde | May 24, 2002
Seasonable weather and a drop in gas prices across the Tri-State area has AAA officials predicting motorists will be taking to the highways in big numbers this Memorial Day weekend. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Hagerstown area is $1.34, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. That's about 26 cents a gallon less than motorists paid last Memorial Day weekend. Nationally, unleaded gas has been holding steady at about $1.40 a gallon since April, Bevi Norris, spokeswoman for AAA West Penn, West Virginia/South Central Ohio said in a press release.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | November 23, 1999
With state residents gearing up for the year's busiest travel holiday, Maryland State Police are urging motorists to drive with caution and are increasing patrols and enforcement to give them some incentive. About 525,000 Marylanders are expected to drive or travel by rail or air today through Sunday, according to police. Extra troopers will be on patrol, watching for aggressive drivers who are speeding, tailgating and making unsafe lane changes, said Hagerstown Baracks Commander Lt. Bruce Smith.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | November 24, 1998
As motorists take to the highway for the Thanksgiving holiday, considered the busiest travel holiday of the year, officials are advising drivers to leave early and stay late. "Leaving early, particularly on Tuesday, will help to mitigate delays," according to David Buck, a spokesman with the Maryland State Highway Administration. --cont. from front page -- Drivers who normally leave work early the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and hit the road at noon can avoid delays by taking the whole day off and starting out in the morning, he said.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | November 19, 1998
At least eight self-service gas stations in the Tri-State area were selling unleaded gas Thursday for 89.9 cents per gallon, the lowest price in more then 10 years. Experts say an oversupply of crude oil and lower then expected gas demand due to a sluggish economy has caused a nationwide reduction in gas prices, said Elizabeth Valuet, a spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. --cont. from front page -- The Sheetz Convenience Store at Cannon Avenue and Washington Street in Hagerstown was one of at least three Sheetz stores in the Tri-State area, including one in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
December 24, 1997
Vacations making popular stocking stuffers By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer Getting home for Christmas isn't the only goal of holiday season travelers, according to local travel professionals who say they're seeing more and more vacation travel at this time of year. Trips - either during the holidays or for some time afterward - have become popular gifts, they say. The American Automobile Association expects a record 44.5 million people to travel 100 miles or more from home this holiday season.
NEWS
November 25, 1997
Thanksgiving travel starts today for millions By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer You might have to miss the parades on television. But if you're willing to do your Thanksgiving traveling that morning, you also might miss some of the heaviest traffic of the year, according to police and transportation officials in the Tri-State area. The American Automobile Association estimates that 32.4 million Americans will travel 100 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
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