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Winter storms out west could move to Carolinas in time for holiday travel

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AAA says it predicts about 630,000 people in South Carolina will drive 50 miles or more to celebrate between Wednesday and the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

That's a small increase in travel for this holiday, while traveling overall still hasn't improved much since the recession.

AAA said the majority of people are predicted to be leaving town by car.


The average price for a gallon of gas in South Carolina at $3.09. It was $3.13 last Thanksgiving.

In Charleston, we're at $3.14 but that's down from the local price last year when it was $3.21.

Nationwide gas is the cheapest it's been in three years but if your plans do involve driving, beware that winter weather is causing trouble for drivers across the country.

A winter storm slammed western states over the past two days leaving a path of destruction and at least eight confirmed fatalities in its wake.

Storm team 2 meteorologist Chrissy Kohler said these weather issues could be coming in town just in time for your holiday travel. Although, if you're sticking around the Lowcountry, snow and ice shouldn't be a problem.

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