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Drivers get some relief by the interstate

By Len Kiese - bio | email

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Gas prices are going up but some travelers are getting a little relief here in South Georgia.

According to Triple A, the national average for regular gas is $2.61 a gallon.  That's up 9-cents in a week and more than 40 in a month.

Glen Tuma is traveling from Saint Charles, Illinois to Tampa, Florida and was pleasantly surprised when he filled up Tuesday evening in Tifton.

"They're better than Illinois. Illinois is higher. They're still ridiculously high. You feel it. The economy feels it. When gas prices get back up to $3.00, it's going to stop you from doing other things," said Tuma.

Georgia's average is $2.45. That's up 35-cents in a month but still nearly $1.55 cheaper than a year ago.

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