Gas hike hits holiday weekend

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ILLINOIS (WCIA) — It’s a holiday weekend and, guess what? Gas prices are on the verge of hitting $3/gallon.

Average prices around the Champaign area are $2.93; a jump of more than 7-cents from last week.

Last year, prices were more than 70-cents cheaper; a lot easier on the wallet when heading somewhere fo the holiday.

It’s the highest price for gas going into Memorial Day since 2014. It could alter a lot of people’s plans this weekend.

Despite the high gas prices, more than 36 million people are expected to hit the road on this unofficial start to summer; a jump of 5% more than last year.

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