What To Expect Traveling For Fourth Of July Weekend


Friday, July 2nd 2021, 10:42 am
By: Tevis Hillis


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A semi rollover on I-35 because the driver fell asleep at the wheel early Friday, so officials are warning travelers to be prepared as they head out this July 4th weekend.  

"AAA will rescue over 3,000 Oklahomans in the next five days just over this 4th of July weekend," AAA Oklahoma spokesperson Leslie Gamble said.  

Ninety-one percent of travelers will be hitting the roads this weekend as gas prices are on the rise.

The average price for a gallon of gas at the pump is up to $3.49 in Oklahoma City.

Will Rogers World Airport officials are expecting the highest traffic since before the pandemic.

"Just be prepared when you come to the airport, when you have an early morning flight,” Will Rogers World Airport public information and marketing manager Stacey Hamm said.

Cancellations are a problem as major hubs more than in OKC, but you could still see longer waits at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints.

"The airlines and the TSA. I think we're all surprised by how quickly travel has rebounded,” travel industry analyst Henry Harteveldt said.

TSA and major airlines are all under heavy stress as they face widespread worker shortages.

Last week, American Airlines announced it would have to cancel up to 80 flights a day through mid-July.