Memorial Day Traffic Could Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Click It or Ticket and beefed up patrols. It's starting to feel like the old days as plans are confirmed for travel next weekend for the extended three-day Memorial holiday weekend. Last year was marked by hardly any traffic.

This year, you'll need a full gas tank.

The Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch says the statewide average gas price in Texas is $2.76 a gallon for regular unleaded.

That price is up one-cent from a week ago, and is a $1.18 more than a year ago.

The national average is $2.04.

Demand is reaching pre-pandemic levels, and is about to spike as people hit the road for Memorial Day in much greater numbers than last year.

The average price at the pump in Houston is $2.67.

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