With increased construction zones in the area and holiday traffic on the rise for the Fourth of July, State Police officials are hoping for a safe weekend.
"We see an increase in traffic during pretty much any holiday," said Trooper Bruce Morris of the Ridgway-based state police. "The most significant one, believe it or not, is Thanksgiving, as we see an increase in DUIs along that time as well. You have college kids coming back on a break, you have hunters coming in for the deer season, so that's usually the biggest one out of all of them.
"Any of the summer travel times, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, you see a big increase in traffic. It's definitely a huge increase and since the Fourth of July falls on a Monday, we see the big increase starting [Friday]."
For more, check out the Saturday, July 2, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record.