Low gas prices greet Thanksgiving travelers

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Low gas prices are helping to lead to one of the busiest Thanksgiving weekends since 2007. AAA predicts 48.7 million people will travel more than 50 miles this weekend, many on the roads.

In some areas in the East, gas has now dropped to below $2 per gallon.

Many visited gas stations on Wednesday, preparing to hit the road. One driver said while the savings aren’t a lot, it can still make things easier.

“Well you have to stop occasionally so it’s good for things like snacks. You’re not going to get rich but it just makes it easier to put that money on something else,” said Dennis Best, who was driving to Virginia Beach.

In Greenville, gas prices hovered around $2.04 per gallon.

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