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More Travelers Expected In Maryland This Holiday Season

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Close to 2 million Maryland residents are expected to travel more than 50 miles this holiday. AAA Mid-Atlantic says almost all of those expected to travel will do so by car, despite an 18 percent increase in the price of gas over the past month.

That will mean a lot of traffic on Interstate 95, but state highway spokesman Charlie Gischlar says congestion may not be so bad because there isn't a lot of work being done on the road.

"Near the Baltimore Beltway on the southwest corner, there's a construction zone there. There's no scheduled lane blockages for this weekend, but it is a construction zone, so we want people to take it slow through the construction zone. That may tie things up through there if people take it slow, which is what we want them to do," he says.

Gischlar adds crews will pre-treat roads with salt brine and molasses should snow hit the area.

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