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Gas prices may take a toll on Fourth of July travelers

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It's no secret that gas prices are on the rise.

With the Fourth of July on Friday, many are saying the price to fill their tank is going to take a toll on traveling plans.

According to AAA, the national average price for gas is currently $3.67. One year ago, that average was $3.49.

Scottsbluff resident Lee Dick says that the holiday is not the only time he and his wife take notice of these high gas prices.

"The price of gas has already affected what my wife and I do as far as travel. We try and kind of limit what we do around town. If we go somewhere, we try to go to 3 or 4 different places and just not be out roaming the town with no general idea of where we're going," says Dick. "It has already taken a toll and we haven't done a lot of traveling and part of it is the cost of gas, filling your vehicle up and spending it on gas to travel."

Most gas stations in the panhandle are below the national average, however locals say prices are still higher than usual.
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