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Gas prices, holiday travel down across the nation

Travel, gas prices down this Thanksgiving season
Posted at 7:55 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 09:00:08-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Because of COVID-19, the American Automobile Association says it expects 48 million people will hit the road for the holiday.

That's a 10 percent drop from last year.

95 percent of Americans who do leave home are expected to travel by car.

And there's good news for drivers.

AAA says most will be saving money this year.

“Right now, motorists can find gas for $1.99 or less at 55 percent of gas stations across the country, said Jeanette McGee, a spokeswoman for AAA. “Compare that to last year at this time, 1 percent of gas stations had gas available for $1 99 or less.”

The national average for a gallon of unleaded is down about 48 cents from this time last year.

And AAA predicts gas prices will stay low through the holiday season.