Labor Day weekend 2021: Drivers to pay record-setting gas prices, transportation analysts say

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Labor Day weekend motorists can expect freeways to be packed despite the coronavirus pandemic and record-setting gas prices, transportation analysts said.

Although there may be some relief because COVID-19 cases are rising and school is back in session, and the amount of traffic will likely pale in comparison to pre-pandemic holiday weekends, drivers will still encounter clogged interstates.

Among the busiest will be a stretch of the southbound 5 Freeway in Los Angeles, between San Fernando Road and Florence Avenue, whose traffic is expected to increase 230% during Friday night's commute.

For more on the expected traffic crunch this Labor Day weekend, watch the video above.

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