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Gas prices and summer travel

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ALEXANDRIA, La (KALB News Channel 5) - A sharp rise in gas prices will add to the cost of your summer vacation.

"Yes they are going up, outrageous gas prices," said driver Shuntarvia Woods.

Cenla drivers debating summer trips may have less motivation to hit the road as the gas prices have climbed steadily during the past few weeks.

"During the summer you expect the prices to go up, people taking vacations and stuff. Well the price will go up," said driver Willie Johnson.

If you are getting set for a road trip, brace yourself for some more pain at the pump.

According to, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.66. In Louisiana, it's $3.44.

"Two days ago I was paying something like $7 for two gallons of gas... two gallons plus. Now I'm paying $10 for two plus. So you know that's a big jump in gas prices but you have to live with it you have to deal with it," said Johnson.

Many of the people we spoke with say the higher prices at the pump will not put the brakes on their travel plans.

But while many consumers in Cenla are worried about higher gas prices at the pump, it's not yet likely to hamper their vacations this year.

"No because I've still been trying to travel just a little bit even though the gas prices are just going up," said Woods.

"No because when you leave town and you get in these smaller towns gas is cheaper further out of town, gas is cheaper," said Johnson.

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