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More Oklahoman's are traveling this Labor Day than ever.

Posted at 9:35 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 22:35:27-04

TULSA-- Millions of Americans are hitting the road this Labor Day as they head home after a long weekend.

“It’s been real easy, hasn’t been any trouble,” said Traveler Dennis Albrecht.

“I love the toll roads nothing like California, California the highways are terrible,” said Traveler Mary Petkevich.

 “We’ve seen a lot of things in different states, so it’s been real nice,” said Traveler Ginger Bruce.

AAA Oklahoma officials said Oklahoma is seeing the most drivers on it’s roads this Labor Day since 2008.

“We’re gonna have around 411 thousand Oklahoma drivers hit the roads this holiday weekend,” said AAA Communications Manager, Christi Goettel.
 
AAA officials said this years low gas prices is one of the reasons more people are driving.

  Mary Petkevich said she’s traveling from California to Missouri and like many drivers, she’s taking advantage of Tulsa’s cheap fuel prices.

“I just love it I’m coming from an area where its 3 dollars or above for a gallon just for regular gas so this is like a gift for Christmas,” said Petkevich.

“It’s been really great I’ve paid, this is the lowest one I’ve been in, but most of them have bene 2 is, so it’s been really good,” said Bruce.

    According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for gas in Tulsa is $2.02 a gallon. Although some are selling it as low as a $1.83.
“Gas prices are a little bit lower and it frees up a little bit extra spending money to get out and take that last retreat of the summer,” said Goettel.

  Now with her gas tank full and some extra money saved in her pocket, Petkevich said she’s ready to take on the last leg of her trip.

“If I’m tired I pull over and I’ve been singing a lot of country western songs along the way, so that’s been fun,” said Petkevich.
 

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