CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Millions of Americans will be traveling a good distance in their cars this Labor Day weekend.
Triple A reports the roughly 29 million people who will take a road-trip this holiday weekend will be paying an average of 2 cents more per gallon for gas than they would have Thursday.
Triple A reports that is the highest overnight increase in the last six weeks. They also predict prices will rise even higher over the next few days.
One mother drove to Massachusetts from Colorado to drop her son off at college. She told 22News she was shocked when prices here in the northeast of the country were 30 cents higher than what she's used to.
Annette Lucero of Trinidad, Colorado told 22News, "It definitely adds up and actually it was more than it would have cost to fly my son out here but I need the four days to see him."
Triple A reports the rising costs are because of the rise in violence in Egypt and U.S tensions with Syria. Oil prices have risen 5 percent in August alone.
Friday is the busiest on the road of the three day weekend, and Monday, September 2nd is predicted to be the second busiest when most people plan to come back home.
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