Monday marked the unofficial end to summer. Now millions of Americans are headed home from their last summer vacation. According to the motorist group, AAA, there were a record number of travelers this Labor Day weekend.
The 2013 AAA Labor Day Travel Forecast reported 34 million Americans traveled to their weekend getaways for one last vacation before the summer wraps up.
The report said that is the highest number of travelers since the recession.
Of those 34 million, 85 percent hit the roads, 8 percent traveled by air and 7 percent took other means of travel.
Those driving through Western Mass on Monday said traffic moved fairly well through the area.
"Traffic hasn't been as bad as I thought it would have been for the weekend. For the past two days I've been traveling, I really haven't hit much," said Fred Somer of Freemont, NH.
Areas outside of Western Mass seemed to have the most traffic buildup.
"Originally it became quite congested, but now as we come into this area it seems to be letting up a little," said Jason Page of Seabrook, NH.
AAA said the rise in economy and the fact that the holiday is earlier this year could have played a role in the spike of travelers.
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