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Holiday traffic on W.Va. Turnpike down 1.5 pct

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Traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike was down about 1.5 percent during Thanksgiving week compared with a year earlier.

West Virginia Parkways Authority general manager Greg Barr says there were about 724,000 toll-booth transactions during a six-day period ending Sunday along the 88-mile highway between Charleston and Princeton. That's down about 11,000 from the November 2011 period.

The record of 772,000 transactions was set in 2009.

For the entire year, Barr told the Charleston Daily Mail that toll-booth transactions are up 1.7 percent compared with 2011.

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