AAA expects 1 million Michiganders to hit the roads this weekend

Michigan (WJRT) - (9/1/2017) Are you planning to travel over the Labor Day holiday weekend?

If so, you won't be alone. The AAA expects more than 1 million Michigan residents to hit the over over the next three days to mark the unofficial close of summer.

Gas prices remain relatively low, despite trending upward this week as Hurricane Harvey slowed production around the Gulf coast.

Mid-Michigan highways were flowing smoothly early Friday as some drivers got an early start on their holiday travel.

"We're from Shelby Township and we're heading up to Lake Charlevoix," said Mark Germeroth, who was traveling with his wife, Karen, on Friday morning.

"Just a little family time and we get to see our nephews," she said.

By Friday evening, highways heading north likely will be busier with thousands of people going north for the Mackinac Bridge walk or to soak in one last breath of summer.

AAA says this Labor Day weekend will be the third most traveled weekend of the year. Most people also say they plan to head home Sunday in hopes to miss Monday traffic.

The Michigan Department of Transportation was warning drivers that the Mackinac Bridge will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 6:30 a.m. to noon Monday during the annual bridge walk.

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