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AAA predicts 2.6-million state residents to travel over holiday season

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AAA Michigan says it expects about 2.6-million state residents to travel over the holiday season.

That number is down about 30-percent from the same period last year as national health experts advise against travelling to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Still with more than two million people expected to ignore those guidelines. AAA spokesperson Adrienne Woodland says one trend that’s been observed is an increase in people taking road trips.

And so one of the things that we’re encouraging those who to make the decision to travel is to certainly plan ahead. You know, definitely check with state and local officials.  And if you’re doing a road trip, check with state and local officials along your route.

Woodland says those who do travel should be ready to follow local guidelines.  She advises them to pack things like personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer.