Holiday Travelers Hitting The Roadways This Thanksgiving

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ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA (KFSM) - Folks from across the region will be traveling this week to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Traffic being backed up for miles is what the holidays usually bring this time of the year. But with gas prices in Arkansas the lowest they've been in about seven years the timing couldn't be more perfect.

James Tucker is from Iowa and said the gas prices in Arkansas are phenomenal. "The prices down here are much lower than what we are paying for up there," said Tucker.

Even employees at local convenience stores are preparing to see the coming and going of customers all week long. "We usually overstock on all our food, drinks, and things like that, " said Charmlyn Henry.

But no matter how busy this time of year gets for everyone drivers said safety comes first. "Go a little slower and pay more attention that's the main thing," said Jim Sanchez.

State troopers are working hard on the roads this week. Troopers said that an officer will be stationed every 20 miles along Interstate 40. Troopers will be focusing on drivers who are violating the state laws including speeding and texting and driving.