Gas prices drop as Thanksgiving holiday approaches

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(WFXR) — Gas prices will be cheap this Thanksgiving even as a new study indicates many will be staying home for the holiday.

Gas Buddy is saying only about one-third of Americans are planning to hit the road for Thanksgiving this year — down from around two-thirds last year — and Gas Buddy says that COVID-19 is to blame even though gas prices are cheaper than they have been in years, hitting the cheapest level since 2016 with an average price of $2.17 per gallon.

(Photo: Courtesy Gas Buddy)

If you’re looking for cheap gas in your neighborhood, here’s a breakdown of prices in western and central Virginia.

Gas Buddy says the cheapest gas in each region of the area is as follows:

  • Roanoke Valley: $1.69 per gallon
  • Central Virginia: $1.81 per gallon
  • New River Valley: $1.95 per gallon
  • Southside: $1.59 per gallon
  • Highlands: $1.87 per gallon

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