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CHARLESTON, WV (AP) -
Toll workers on the West Virginia Turnpike handled more than 1 million transactions during the Fourth of July holiday period.
Media outlets report that traffic on the 88-mile toll road was up more than 2 percent compared to the same 11-day period in 2013.
Turnpike officials use an 11-day window to measure the holiday's traffic because July 4 falls on a different day of the week each year.
Parkways Authority general manager Greg Barr says the heaviest traffic was on Sunday. Toll booths recorded about 164,000 transactions on Sunday.
Barr says the increase is due to several factors, including a three-day holiday weekend for many and traffic traveling to and from the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.

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