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Traffic crawls along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, May 22, 2019. (Photo: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg) Traffic crawls along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago, Ill., on Fri., May 22, 2019. (Photo: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg)

Red, white, blues in the skies — and nearly 41 million people in the United States on the roads this Fourth of July.

In total, a record-breaking 48.9 Americans are expected to travel this holiday, a 4.1% rise over 2018, according to the AAA, which started tracking holiday travel data in 2000.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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