AAA warns of heavy traffic for 4th of July weekend, recommends planning ahead

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UNITED STATES (WSYR-TV) — Millions of Americans are expected to pack up their cars and hit the highway starting Thursday, July 1 for the holiday weekend. 

AAA warns that certain times of the day will be busier than others. I-81 was packed as of Thursday afternoon, and experts say roads will be at their busiest around midday.

This will go on through Friday and Monday, with high peak times between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. AAA recommends planning your route ahead of time, and taking your time driving. 

Distracted driving is also a major concern.

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