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Travel Tips For Fourth of July That’s Set To Break Records

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FILE-In this July 1, 2016 file photo, drivers work their way out of Dallas during rush hour.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) Travel Tips For 4th Of July Weekend AAA is expecting a record number of travelers over 4th of July weekend.  Here are a few tips to keep your trip running smoothly. The best times to hit the road is before 10am, while the heaviest traffic is expected between 2p-7p. Make sure your car is packed with essentials like jumper cables, a first aid kit, snacks, and water. Traveling by air?  Give yourself plenty of extra time before your scheduled departure, and double-check your carry-on bags before arriving. Be prepared for the weather.  The Southern U.S. will be dealing with serious summer heat this weekend, with record highs expected in the Southwest.  The Northern Plains, Midwest, and Northeast could see thunderstorms that will interfere with travel plans. This weekend 5.6 million Texans are expected to travel between now through July 7th, five percent more than last year.


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