Nov 25, 2013 7:40 PM by Nathan O'Neal

Drivers find relief at the pump heading into holiday travel

TUCSON - Arizona gas prices continue their downward trend heading into the holiday travel season.

Nearly 745,000 Arizonans are expected to take to the roads and drive to their Thanksgiving destinations.

"Storms in the Midwest may have caused pump prices in other states to inch up, but Arizonans are enjoying another week of lower prices. In fact, we are on track to pay the lowest pump price for Thanksgiving since 2010," said Linda Gorman, Director of Communications and Public Affairs for AAA Arizona.

For Tim Jackson and his family, driving through Tucson was an unexpected route-change as they made their way from Chicago.

“It’s been tough, we hit the snow storms upward in Texas in Amarillo and decided to change route and come through Tucson to try and get a little better weather,” said Jackson.

Driving through Tucson provided some much-needed relief from the weather but some help financially as well.

“It was a little bit more expensive at home and as we continue to move south and west it’s been cheaper and cheaper along the way,” Jackson said.

Of the 40 million people planning to travel this Thanksgiving holiday, more than 90 percent of them will drive, according to AAA.


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