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Gas prices drop ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

Some good news for those still planning on traveling this Thanksgiving as gas prices are shaping up to be the lowest since 2015.

The current gas price per gallon in Virginia is $2.02, which is 29 cents less than last year and a nickel less than last week, according to a release Monday from AAA Tidewater. In Hampton Roads, gas prices are a penny cheaper than the state average at $2.01. Nationally, the price per gallon is $2.10, a 49 cent drop from last year.

“Gas prices are typically cheaper this time of the year as an incentive for people to travel during a holiday weekend, but that is just not the case this year,” said Holly Dalby, AAA spokesperson. “AAA forecasted a decrease in Thanksgiving travel year-over-year due to increasing COVID-19 positive case numbers, renewed quarantine guidelines and the latest CDC guidance. All of this has prompted Americans, who had plans to travel, to reconsider spending the holiday at home.

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