Gas prices continue to rise in CNY ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Gas prices continue to rise in CNY ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Gas prices have climbed over the $3 a gallon mark ahead of the Memorial Day travel rush.

If you've filled your gas tank lately, you know things are on the rise.

"I'm a truck driver, and it's hurting the trucking industry," one resident said.

In many places in Onondaga County, a gallon of gas costs more than $3. For businesses, it is making an impact on the bottom line. For drivers, it's thinning their wallets.

"I've gotten used to it. Come Memorial Day weekend it always goes up, and after the holidays come Labor Day, it starts to go down a little bit. What are you going to do," another resident asked.

"It doesn't really make any sense to me, but they know we're all driving more now so, they're going to get more," a resident added.

Gas prices are trending up nationwide, here in Central New York the price is almost 50 cents higher than it was this time last year. Prices have people reconsidering their approach at the pump.

As the weather improves, some people are trading four wheels for two like CNY Bike Safety Ambassador Glenn Allen.

"You can save a lot of money. It's a win, win, win riding your bike. You're creating better health, you're taking some traffic off the road, and you're saving money," Allen said.

An attractive alternative for some, but for many a trip to the pump is unavoidable.

"You know, it is what it is. What else can I do," a resident asked.

For most, you can just wait and hope for those prices to start heading in the other direction.

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