Furlough worries cut into holiday travel predictions

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Posted: May 23, 2013

The Winchester Star

Traffic on Interstate 81 in Winchester was moving easily Wednesday. Government furloughs set to begin July 8 are keeping area residents home for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Carmen Schlosser (center), Gander Mountain sales associate, helps Rob Cushen (left) and S.R. Shiley, both of Frederick County, with fishing equipment on Wednesday at the Kernstown store. The two are joining others for a fishing and camping trip over the holiday weekend. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

Winchester — Slightly lower gas prices won’t be enough to entice more travelers out for Memorial Day weekend, according to projections by AAA Mid-Atlantic.

With the pall cast by sequestration —…

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