Holiday weekend ends on the road
SCOTTY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – After a weekend of holiday celebrations, many Americans hit the road home today. AAA estimates that nearly 50 million Americans traveled last weekend, the majority going to their destinations.
Drivers at a rest stop along I-75 in Scott County told LEX18 they were traveling for many reasons. Some left the lake early to avoid the traffic, others returned home after a family weekend. Almost everyone said it was good to hit the road after the pandemic kept us at home for over a year.
“We have a great-granddaughter, a third great-grandchild,” said Trevor Cox, who was traveling to Canada with his wife from Florida. “I’ve never seen her. We have been stranded outside of Canada because of the virus. So we are going to see her, she is over a year old.
Megan and Mindy were heading home after a weekend on the water at Norris Lake, Tennessee. While they said they hit heavy traffic on July 1st as they descended, their Monday trip had been much smoother so far.
“We were very lucky today,” they said.
Eugene French was also returning to Ohio and said freeway traffic was fairly normal for this time of year.
“Maybe a little heavy,” he said. “We haven’t hit anything really bad yet.”
The rest area saw a constant flow of travelers all morning, although freeway traffic remained calm.
“Nice drive so far, I have to admit it today,” Cox said. “I’m slow though. I don’t move as fast as some of these guys, especially in the mountains.