AAA Mid-Atlantic: Lowest gas prices in New Jersey for holiday weekend in 5 years

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TRENTON, New Jersey — Motorists hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend will see the lowest gas prices for the holiday in five years.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that while the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.53, up two cents from last week, prices are down from a year ago. Drivers in New Jersey paid $3.50 for a gallon of regular gas in 2014.

The national average price on Friday was $2.74, up 5 cents from last week. That's also lower than the national average from a year ago, when drivers paid $3.65.

New Jersey travel for this weekend is expected to be up almost 5 percent over last year.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that's a 10-year high in travel volume.

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