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Memorial Day weekend will be one of the busiest in years

This Memorial Day Weekend is expected to be one of the busiest on record. According to TripAdvisor, travel for the weekend is up 30 percent from last year.

Posted: May 23, 2019 4:28 AM
Updated: May 23, 2019 7:30 AM

MEDFORD, Ore--- This Memorial Day Weekend is expected to be one of the busiest on record. According to TripAdvisor, travel for the weekend is up 30 percent from last year. 

Of that 30 percent, 64 percent will be driving. 

Friday is expected to be the busiest day of the weekend. Many are leaving Thursday, in order to miss the rush on Friday. 

Gas prices will be an important thing to budget for. 

AAA says the most popular destination among Oregon travelers is Seattle. If you are heading north from the Rogue Valley, you will have to fill up again in Oregon. 

While the national average is still around $2.85 a gallon, the Oregon average is at $3.44 a gallon. 

If you are headed to the other direction, be ready for it to be even higher. 

The California average is $4.02 a gallon. Siskiyou County is at $4.05 a gallon, and it stays consistent all the way to the Bay Area. 

However, another 25 percent will travel by flight. So, be ready for the airports to be busy as well. Going in earlier than you normally would may save your trip. 

NewsWatch12 This Morning will continue to bring you updates throughout the morning.  

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 387485

Reported Deaths: 5116
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah59768836
Washington41571393
Marion39592504
Clackamas32426376
Lane29856354
Jackson24672350
Deschutes23182185
Umatilla15087180
Linn14488178
Douglas13236286
Josephine10057240
Yamhill9665142
Klamath8979145
Polk813698
Benton605137
Malheur591586
Coos5573106
Columbia423855
Jefferson416865
Lincoln357252
Union336854
Crook330156
Wasco314846
Clatsop258335
Baker217531
Tillamook214345
Hood River211337
Morrow197025
Curry190136
Harney119332
Grant108314
Lake104016
Wallowa74713
Sherman1903
Gilliam1844
Wheeler1141
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California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 5061240

Reported Deaths: 74159
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles152548627128
San Diego4047084319
Riverside3849455306
San Bernardino3718825944
Orange3329505675
Sacramento1674002423
Kern1565171781
Fresno1558992246
Santa Clara1511691922
Alameda1246581504
San Joaquin1070001833
Ventura1036461188
Contra Costa1032921045
Stanislaus912991413
Tulare856141082
San Francisco56614669
San Mateo56058629
Monterey52340625
Solano47422356
Santa Barbara47035548
Merced44807664
Sonoma42912412
Placer41881468
Imperial38128769
Kings35038358
San Luis Obispo31294358
Madera26005311
Shasta25917440
Butte25295309
Santa Cruz22028222
Yolo21451257
Marin18342248
El Dorado18166161
Sutter14494181
Napa13372104
Yuba1070088
Tehama10230129
Humboldt10043117
Nevada9914103
Mendocino848894
Lassen792355
San Benito775977
Tuolumne767790
Lake6990110
Amador573766
Siskiyou470954
Glenn455136
Calaveras435685
Del Norte371242
Colusa323519
Inyo254345
Plumas19127
Mono18294
Mariposa156718
Trinity98817
Modoc7475
Unassigned2430
Sierra2170
Alpine1060
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