Hitting the roads for the holidays

By Perry Russom

December 24, 2013 Updated Dec 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM EDT

Great Bend, PA (WBNG Binghamton) With the holiday season upon us, many of you have hit the roads to be with family and friends.

The Pennsylvania Welcome Center along I-81 had cars from all across the east coast stopping in to take a quick break from the roads.

The roads were clear for the most part with the occasional flurries hitting the windshield.

"Roads have been great," said Coleman Guimond. He was on his way from Massena, NY to Daytona, FL. "All the way down. A little bit of snow flurries coming through the mountains. A little bit of snow through Syracuse to Cortland."

GasBuddy.com reports the average gallon of gas in New York costs $3.65.

That's 40 cents higher than the national average.

"We filled up in New York State which was a lot higher and my car will usually get us just home so we can fill up for cheaper at home again when we get there," said Kate Burke, Hershey, PA.

AAA projects some 95 million people will travel 5 miles or more from home.

That number is up for the fifth year in a row.

"I've been cruising almost 75 miles all the way through. For Christmas Eve, I'm just surprised that there's nothing in the road to speak of," said Edward Firestone from Utica, NY.

As a reminder, AAA says to be aware of the dangers of driving drunk, especially during this holiday season.