Memorial Day weekend: Expect clogged roads, both in and out of Orlando

Gas Prices Continue to Rise

Memorial Day weekend: Expect clogged roads, both in and out of Orlando

The highest price on record for our state was $4.093, on July 17, 2008, according to AAA.

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee.

Gas prices are averaging $2.48 in Fayetteville, $2.54 in Jonesboro and Little Rock, and $2.59 in Texarkana.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration last week just before the Trump Administration announced the decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran, predicted that nationally gasoline would average about $2.90 a gallon this summer - up from $2.41 a gallon last summer. The average price of a roundtrip flight in the top 40 domestic routes is $168 this year. That represents a 4.7% increase in drivers over last year, even though the price of gas is up 33 cents from last year with an average of $2.72 per gallon in April. Despite higher prices, automobile travel is expected to increase for the fourth straight year, up almost 5 percent over last Memorial Day, AAA said.

The price of gasoline in Valdosta climbed slightly last week, according to motorist statistics.

That's not great news for Memorial Day weekend, because that price hike could start back up again.

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A large number of people traveling for Memorial Day this year - 36.6 million people to be exact - are expected to travel by auto, and that's up 4.7 percent from last year.

"Ranked the most congested country in the world, USA drivers are all too familiar with sitting in traffic", INRIX Head of Research Graham Cookson said in a statement. Prices are about 52 cents more than at the same point previous year.

AAA does also provide roadside assistance year-round, and it has Memorial Day weekend projections for that service too.

Huntsville- $2.57, up 0.9 cents per gallon from last week's $2.56.

Motorists are expected to pay the most expensive Memorial Day gas prices since 2014. A month ago it was $2.33 and one year ago it was $2.29.

FOX40 spoke with people filling up at Fastrip, many of whom say the price of gas is having a big impact on their lives.

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