Heavy Holiday Traffic Predicted 

Southbound traffic’s going to be heavy as holiday weekend tourists head out of Maine.

The turnpike says about 158,000 vehicles are expected to travel the toll highway on Monday, with a large share of them exiting the state between noon and 8:00 p.m.

The holiday brings to a symbolic end Maine’s summer tourism season. People in the state’s largest industry say that despite rain and high gas prices, it wasn’t a bad season.