While fewer drivers are expected to be on the road this Thanksgiving holiday, those traveling will see cheaper gas prices compared to average prices last year, AAA reports.
On average, gas prices nationally are nearly 50 cents cheaper than Thanksgiving week 2019.
As of Monday, Aiken County’s gas price average sat at $1.90, roughly 30 cents cheaper than the average price this time last year.
South Carolina’s gas price average sat at $1.872 as of Monday. The average in 2019 was $2.281, according to AAA gas price average data.
Despite lower gas prices, Thanksgiving travel is expected to be “on the lighter side” as effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including health concerns and high unemployment rate, impact Americans’ decision to travel.
Forecast models by AAA anticipate at least a 10% drop in travel as health and government officials stress staying home and avoiding large gatherings to prevent the spread of