PHOENIX - If you're driving or shopping this Labor Day get ready for a busy holiday weekend on the roads. Triple AAA Arizona predicts more than 668,000 people will be traveling over the next couple of days.
To try and make the drive a little easier, Arizona Department of Transportation officials say they will be lifting road closures around construction zones. Extra vehicles and personal will also be staged at high traffic areas so that disabled vehicles can be quickly removed from the road.
Valley police officers will also be out in FULL force. Across Arizona, 65 law enforcement agencies will be participating in a large D.U.I. crackdown. From August 29 - September 1 agencies will target drunk drivers with sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.
If you're traveling there's good news and bad news when it comes to gas prices. Right now Arizona's average is $3.43 a gallon. And while that price is lower than last week, it's the second highest Labor Day price in the last 5 years. Prices in the East Valley near Mesa are about 10 cents cheaper.
If you're not traveling you may be able to find some good deals online and in stores. Many businesses are offering big discounts. According to the website nerdwallet.com these are some of the best deals:
- Macy's, American Eagle, and Nordstrom are offering clothing at 25 - 50 percent off
- WalMart and Target are having sales on patio furniture
- Appliances are 10 - 40 percent off at Best Buy and Sears
- Mattresses are also 60 percent off at Sears.