Sacramento, CA — Despite rising gas prices, a record number of California residents are expected to hit the road this holiday weekend.
AAA says more than 4.9 million California residents are expected to travel by car over the Labor Day weekend, up 1.8 percent from last year´s levels.
Those results came from surveys taken a week ago, before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
While California´s gas supply has not been interrupted like some Southern states, gas prices have risen this week because of two refinery shutdowns in Northern California and increased demand.
The average price in California for unleaded regular is $2.95 per gallon, according to AAA.