Pennsylvanians ready to hit road for Thanksgiving

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) (AP)ong> - Pennsylvanians are getting ready to hit the road for the busy Thanksgiving travel season.

AAA Mid-Atlantic projects 1.6 million Pennsylvanians will be traveling 50 miles or more away from home over the holiday weekend between Wednesday and Sunday. That's a slight increase of .3 percent over last year.

But spokeswoman Jenny Robinson says the group's study was done before Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the state last month. And the storm's aftermath could have an effect on the number of people actually traveling. Gas prices in the state also remain about 20 cents above the national average.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania State Police say they are stepping up enforcement efforts, including sobriety checkpoints, speed traps and other measures.