Local Drivers See Lower Gas Prices For Holiday Trips

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Bill Jennings is filling up his car's gas tank in preparation of a nearly four hour road trip to visit family in Rochester for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Despite paying more than $4 a gallon for super unleaded, Jennings says it's still better than what he was paying last year.

"We have to go and visit family so money doesn't matter for that," he said.
 
Gas prices have dropped slightly in St. Lawrence County over the past couple of weeks as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.

Prices range anywhere from $3.77 a gallon in Ogdensburg to $3.89 a gallon in Potsdam.

Local drivers are still paying more than the national average of $3.41 a gallon.
 
"It's nice it's going back down. Come the holiday season, people need extra money," said motorist Brady Rookey.
 
In Canton, at the Mobil Mountain Mart, motorists were paying $3.83 a gallon for regular unleaded - up more than 20 cents from this same time last year.

Marcel Poirier spent $100 filling up his truck for a trip to Cortland.

"It seems like a relief from over $4 (a gallon) a month ago," he said.
 
Nearly all of the motorists we spoke with say the gas prices are having little, if any, impact on travel plans this Thanksgiving holiday.
 
Meanwhile, the American Automobile Association predicts slightly more people will hit the road this Thanksgiving than last with most driving at least 50 miles.

Monday, September 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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