Gas stations are full of people coming and going for the holiday weekend.
Troy Nilby said he and his family were headed to Harlan to ride ATVs on Black Mountain and Michael Teunissen just got back from a trip in the Smokey Mountains.
They said they were fighting the traffic along with everyone else.
“Traffic was good on the way up. Looks like it might be a little bit heavier on the way back,” said Teunissen.
However, officials from AAA report that the number of overall travelers has decreased slightly since last year.
It has also been reported that nearly 32 million Americans will be traveling more than 50 miles from their homes, and state police said they would be keeping an eye on those who travel trough Kentucky.
“Around any holiday you have more traffic volume in those areas, and you usually have a more influx of out of state drivers on the main interstates and byways of the state," said Trooper Sean Dixon.
The holiday enforcement began two weeks before the holiday weekend.
“We’ll patrol in high traffic fatality and accident areas and high DUI areas,” said Dixon.
Even with the projected decrease in travelers, state police say they still expect to see high volumes of traffic on KY roadways.
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