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      AAA says despite Irene, Labor Day travel will be up

      AAA expects about 424,000 South Carolina drivers to hit the road this weekend, about 1 percent move than last year's forecast.

      CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WACH, AP) -- More people in North Carolina and South Carolina are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend compared to last year despite the impacts of Hurricane Irene on the coast.

      AAA Carolinas spokesman Tom Crosby says some people may make it a point to visit the beaches to see what happened last weekend as Irene rolled up the Atlantic coast.

      AAA expects about 424,000 South Carolina drivers will take trips of 50 miles or more between Thursday and Monday, about 1 percent move than last year's forecast.

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      The travel club expects 870,000 North Carolina motorists will hit the road this weekend, an increase of less than 1 percent over last year.

      If you plan on hitting the road this holiday weekend, be sure to check out the WACH Fox Pain at the Pump page to find the lowest gas prices in your area before filling up.

      Do you plan to travel or stay home this Labor Day? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

      (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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