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Holiday Travelers Not Looking Forward To Holiday Traffic

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Driving during Memorial Day weekend can be quite the task.

"Horrendous, horrible, yucky," says Erin Butler.

No, Erin Butler is not describing the food she used to eat in her high school cafeteria. The Garden State native is explaining how terrible Memorial Day traffic can be, which is why she is staying put this holiday, and those who choose to travel chose close destinations.

"Generally on Memorial Day we stay close to the house because we don't like to deal with the traffic and that sort of thing," says Doug Bladden of Pennsylvania.

"We are locals and we will probably be spending it on the beach," says Amber DeMelia of Atlantic City.

But there are some who choose to continue the tradition of traveling to the shore.

"Myself, my husband, go with my extended family to their house down the shore in Ventnor, New Jersey every memorial weekend," says Kim Adams.

"Actually its my nephew's birthday,so we all come to the shore house and celebrate his birthday. This year is special because he's 13," says Elena Jones.

While others are in Atlantic City to help implement tourist attractions.

"We're launching a completely new show on the boardwalk, called the Boardwalk Beat. It's a celebration about music, and the history of Atlantic City," says Canada native Gen Forest.

So far, the start of Memorial Day weekend has been gloomy due to cool, wet weather, which has affected businesses on the boardwalk still trying to recover from hurricane sandy.

"The past few months it has been very very slow like more than a 50 percent drop," says business owner Chanel Mitchell.

Business owners like Mitchell are hoping things will warm up this Summer, because so far foot traffic has been light.

"The business walking is not so good right now, hoping for a good summer," continues the Business owner.

According to Triple‚ÄďA, gas prices nationally are lower this Memorial Day weekend versus last years, and the number of drivers of the road is still expected to decrease.

And if the gloomy weather continues, traffic on the boards beaches is sure to decrease as well.

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