Travelers expected to hit the road this getaway day

The unofficial end of summer is almost here and and people across the Hudson Valley who have endured earthquake tremors and a hurricane in the past two weeks are expected to hit the roads, rails and air to getaway for some much needed rest and relaxation.

AAA projects 31.5 million Americans will travel during the Labor Day weekend.

Those traveling by car though will find no relief at the pump as gas is roughly a dollar more than it was this time last year. According to the Lundberg Survey, a gas price tracking website, the average price for a gallon of regular in New York is now $3.84.

If you're getting away by train, there's good news. Amtrak trains are back in service after being shut down by Hurricane Irene. Service has resumed between New York City and DC, as well as service in New Rochelle, Yonkers and Croton-Harmon.

AAA also says almost 2.5 million leisure travelers will fly during the long holiday weekend.

The agency says overall travel is expected to be down by nearly 3 percent from last year. Officials say the decrease is due to the sluggish economy and the fact that some are staying home to clean up after the hurricane.

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