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Travelers Prepare for Holiday Traffic, Despite COVID-19 Concerns

Average gas prices in Arkansas are nearly 5 cents cheaper than national averages, but AAA expects those prices to increase ahead of Christmas.

More than 109 million Americans are expected to travel between Decmber 23 and January 2, according to estimates from AAA. Despite COVID-19 concerns and uncertainty around the new Omicron variant, travelers in Arkansas are gearing up to see nearly pre-pandemic volume of traffic on the road and in the airport.

Daniel Caruth is KUAF's Morning Edition host and reporter for Ozarks at Large.
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