Planning a holiday trip?
We all may grumble about the high price of gas, but that may not impact travel during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. In fact, AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts 950,000 Virginians will be on the road during the long weekend — that’s a 2 percent rise over last year and, according to the Associated Press, 9 percent higher than at the end of the recession in 2009.
You can expect to pay about 7 cents less per gallon for gas this year – or about $3.37 a gallon or more if you’re filling up in this area. If you’re heading to Farmville, though, be sure to gas up there — one station is reporting the lowest price in the state at $3.03 a gallon.
Heading out of state? Gasbuddy.com reports gas will cost more outside of Virginia: Maryland: $3.54; West Virginia: $3.55; Pennsylvania: $3.60; North Carolina: $3.49; Ohio: $3.63.
To those of you hitting the roads this weekend, have an enjoyable and safe trip.
If you’re planning a staycation, a bit of advice: avoid the interstates. With rain and fog in the forecast, 950,000 Virginians on the roads and countless others from out of state zipping through the valley, traffic slowdowns and accidents are an unfortunate possibility.