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Idaho gas prices finally slide below national average, as thousands prepare to hit roads for holiday

AAA Idaho expects some 195,000 Idahoans to hit the roads for Thanksgiving holiday travel this year, and the motorists group says there’s good news for travelers: Idaho’s gas prices have dropped below the national average for the first time since the third week in May. AAA reported that the average Idaho gas price is now $3.22 per gallon, while the national average is $3.28. Idaho’s prices have fallen by 7 cents a gallon in the past week, while the national average rose by 7 cents.

Air travelers could have more trouble, however, as nearly 1,000 flights were canceled at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on Sunday and Monday, and the winter storm causing the trouble is expected to reach the East Coast on Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year. You can read AAA’s full Thanksgiving travel update here.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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