CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Fewer motorists traveled on West Virginia's Turnpike during the July 4th holiday.
Parkways Authority general manager Greg Barr says turnpike traffic was down less than 1 percent. He said that's better than expected.
The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/10Jr87A) reports that there were more than 1.4 million toll transactions during the holiday period, down about 10,100 transactions from 2012.
Barr said year-to-date travel on the Turnpike has been down about 2 percent. He said a dip in gas prices prior to the travel period may have helped pick up July 4 travel.On the flip side, a Sunday tractor-trailer crash near Sharon probably kept many people off the highway.