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Heavy traffic expected in Hampton Roads Labor Day weekend

Heavy traffic expected in Hampton Roads Labor Day weekend

Whether you're staying in Hampton Roads for the Labor Day weekend holiday or traveling away from home, prepare for heavy traffic on the roadways.

A Labor Day travel forecast by AAA predicts that more people will travel during the weekend than any year since the Great Recession. The transportation company largely attributes the travel to modest economic gains and lower gas prices.

"This year, Americans are more optimistic about their financial situation," Georjeane Blumling, AAA Tidewater vice president of public affairs said in a news release. "Consumer spending continues to outpace disposable income, indicating that Americans are comfortable using their...

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