SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego is one of the top travel destinations for this holiday weekend, which could mean a ramp up in traffic throughout the day.
Roads and freeways are expected to be busy, as many travelers return home Monday or enjoy this Labor Day by heading to the coast.
Travel has increased by 10 percent, according to TripAdvisor. And for those traveling by car, there is some relief at the pump. The American Automobile Association reports that drivers can expect the lowest gas prices since 2004. The average price for regular unleaded in California is $2.68 a gallon. That means you save about $12 to fill up a 15 gallon tank, compared to this time last year.
California Highway Patrol officers are also out in force Monday, out cracking down on drunk drivers. CHP officers have arrested 51 drivers for suspicion of drunk driving in San Diego County this holiday weekend.
The second set of Labor Day holiday weekend statistics were released Sunday afternoon by the CHP, showing a slight decrease in drunk driving arrests statewide so far, compared with last year. The figures cover the time period beginning at 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. today, CHP Officer Tommy Doerr said.
There have been 734 drunk driving arrests statewide in the first 36 hours of the Labor Day weekend this year. There were 737 during the same period last year.
No traffic fatalities have been reported in San Diego County so far, but there have been 10 traffic deaths so far statewide. Last year, there were 13 fatalities statewide and two in San Diego County during the first 36 hours of the weekend.
The traffic death statistics cover fatalities in all law enforcement jurisdictions, while the DUI arrests only pertain to those made by CHP officers.
Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed and 300 were unaccounted for a week after the flames swept through.
A man died after being found with a gunshot wound at a park in Mountain View early Saturday morning, police said.
A man was injured when he was shot while standing on a street corner in Lincoln Park early Saturday, police said.
Day 2 of The Susan G. Komen 3-Day, a 60-mile walk to support breast cancer research and programs starts up again Saturday. Walkers will continue their journey through Ocean Beach, Mission Bay Park, Tecolote Shores and De Anza Cove Park.
Residents of Malibu forced to evacuate because of the Woolsey Fire that has been burning for 10 days will be able to pick up their mail on Saturday in downtown Los Angeles and a Disaster Assistance Center will open to help residents impacted by the nearly 100,000-acre blaze.
Police are asking for the public's help in locating an elderly woman who went missing from her son's Mira Mesa home.
A power outage in central San Diego affecting over 2,200 homes in University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights, Kensington, Talmadge, and West State College was reported early Saturday morning just after 7:00 a.m.
The Dewey Elementary School, which serves a large number of military families, on Friday put out a call for donations as their Winter Wonderland Fundraiser fast approaches.
Argentina's navy announced early Saturday that searchers found the missing submarine ARA San Juan deep in the Atlantic a year after it disappeared with 44 crewmen aboard.
More evacuation orders due to the nine-day-old Woolsey Fire were lifted Friday in the Malibu and Topanga areas, amid expressions of frustration by residents over the slow pace of repopulating areas because of road closures.