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4th of July weekend expected to beat travel records

Posted at 8:49 PM, Jul 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 21:53:39-04

This 4th of July holiday weekend is expected to break records.

According to AAA, more than 44 million Americans are expected to travel, up by more than a million from last year.

We caught up with the Lipanot family who are going on a road trip from their home in Minnesota.

The couple stopped in Omaha at Benson Park this afternoon to have a family picnic before heading out on the road.

AAA says low gas prices are contributing to the record-breaking travel numbers.

The 4th of July weekend is considered through Tuesday.