AAA projects record number of travelers this holiday weekend; heavy traffic to start today

If you are traveling this holiday weekend expect to hit some traffic.
According to AAA, a record 42 million people nationwide will take a road trip of 50 miles or longer.
Despite high gas prices, drivers are still hitting the roads. In Bohemia, gas prices were $4.79 a gallon for regular gas. On average the price for a gallon of gas nationwide is $4.90 – the highest price on July 4 in U.S. history. Last year, gas prices were $1.70 less per gallon.
Traffic experts warn drivers that travel times could double on Thursday and Friday evening.
           
If you plan to drive, experts recommend starting early or late in the day.