Here's some good news - gas prices in central New York are down this month, and just in time for the holidays. Due to lower gas prices, it's expected that more people will be on the road this holiday season.

Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

According to our sister station, WIBX:

"Over 93 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home.

AAA’s Ed Welsh says that’s a nearly two-percent increase over last year, despite record high gas prices.

Welsh says the average price in the Utica-Rome market is $3.76 a gallon, down about 15 cents over the past month.

That’s about 20 cents a gallon more than this time last year."

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