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Gas prices are low just in time for holiday travel

Gas prices are the second lowest since 2008 (Source: WALB) Gas prices are the second lowest since 2008 (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

For those hitting the roadways for the holiday...gas prices are near their lowest prices in nearly 10 years.

The national average is about $2.10 

In Albany, prices are as low as $1.90. 

More than 48 million people are expected to travel before the week is over. 

AAA predicts an estimated 25 million of those people will load the car up and make the trip on the road. 

Gas prices are down but some people are still worried about the traffic. 

The Georgia Department of Transportation has actually suspended all construction projects and road closures through 10 PM on Sunday to ease congestion. 

That and the second lowest gas prices for a thanksgiving holiday since 2008 has helped people save money while traveling this holiday season.

According to GasBuddy.com's Thanksgiving survey, the top three concerns among travelers are sitting in traffic, needing to use restrooms and running out of gas.

Concerns aside, experts say high road travel projections are a positive sign.

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