Transcript for Holiday Weekend Traffic Expectations, Roads Crammed with Travelers
Let's take a look at the highways. About 29 million of us will hit the road this holiday weekend and take a look at this traffic control center outside New York City. ABC's gio Benitez is out on the New Jersey turnpike right now. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, George, good morning to you. I want to show you right now we're hitting a bit of a traffic jam right here but if you're starting your drive today, then this morning is actually a pretty good idea to get on the road because if you wait until this afternoon, you're going to be hitting some major traffic with millions of others. This morning, get ready for what could be the busiest memorial day weekend traffic ever because gas prices are at their lowest in a decade. 38 million will travel this holiday weekend aaa says. Waze says the best days to drive, Saturday and Sunday. And the worst. Friday and Monday. For Friday it's that 3:00 to 5:00 and Monday, 1:00 to 4:00. Reporter: The average price is 2.26, 45 cents lower than this time last year. And back here on the New Jersey turnpike, I want to show you this new tool from the app waze. You can tell it when you want to arrive wherever you're going and it will tell you when to leave. It is called plan drives and you can find it right inside waze. All those apps are happening and really helping. Now to president Obama
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