If you’re heading out on the road for the July Fourth holiday weekend, pack patience. Triple-A is predicting automobile travel will set a new record despite historically high gas prices. Spokeswoman Meredith Mitts:
According to the website gasbuddy.com, the current average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in Mower County is $4.73. The county with the highest average price for a gallon of unleaded is Koochiching on the state’s northern border at $4.89, while the lowest average price is in Carlton County in northeastern Minnesota at $4.44. The statewide average price for a gallon of unleaded gas is $4.69, while the national average is at $4.85. Mitts says this is a definite sign that summer travel is kicking into high gear.