Rainy weather has holiday drivers taking to roads earlier

The traffic, bad weather and high gas prices didn't keep many Connecticut residents from going away this weekend. Experts say this Labor Day weekend is shaping up to be the busiest traveled weekend in about eight years. According to American Automobile Association (AAA), the average price for a gallon of gas is a $1.86; at the Fairfield rest stop drivers pay about a $1.88 for self serve, and almost 15 cents more for full service.And for Monday night's commute home, traffic is expected to get heavier and road conditions could get worse if the rain continues. State police are advising everyone to exercise caution and drive slowly.

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