Travel agencies warn Hurricane Arthur to delay travel

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – At least 41 million people across nation are traveling for this holiday weekend, according to officials with AAA.

But experts say many can expect some changes in their vacation plans.

AAA says at least 85 percent of travelers will be on the road; local experts say many of them are headed into the path of the hurricane for vacation hot spots in South Carolina, New Hampshire and even Massachusetts.

One local agency 2NEWS reached out to says it’s already seen cancellations, including one trip to Maine.

Agents say as Hurricane Arthur moves up the coast line, people can expect more cancellations and delays.

“The air travel will certainly be impacted significantly, as it moves up. Cruise lines have a remarkable ability to maneuver outside of the danger. Obviously, their first intention is to–  safety of crews and passengers so airlines will be most severely impacted because of the storm,” said Micki Dudas with Dayton’s AAA.

Officials are advising anyone already on their road trips to check in with the local forecast and stay out of the hurricane’s path. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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