Getaway Day affected by Hurricane Sandy

Getaway Day affected by Hurricane Sandy

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NYACK - The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy isn't making it easier to get around this Thanksgiving.

 
The storm damaged thousands of cars, including those owned by rental companies. The loss of vehicles has been compounded by rising demand. Thanksgiving and Christmas are normally busy rental periods and lingering mass transit problems caused by Sandy have added to demand.
 
Still, AAA reports that 43.6 million Americans are visiting family and friends this holiday weekend. Those hitting the roads face high gas prices but AAA says the number of travelers will still be up just a bit from last year. The travel company says that 90 percent of people are driving to their destination.
 
Metro-North officials say they have extra trains running from Grand Central. Amtrack says it is using all of its fleet to help get travelers to their destination.
 
AP wire services contributed to this report.

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