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Gas, weather considerations for holiday travel

Posted: May 24, 2013 - 9:05am
ANGELA SPENCER STAFF PHOTO  The Citgo station at 1030 Highway 65 North in Conway was selling gas at $3.18 per gallon at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
ANGELA SPENCER STAFF PHOTO The Citgo station at 1030 Highway 65 North in Conway was selling gas at $3.18 per gallon at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

It might be worthwhile for travelers getting ready to head out of town for Memorial Day weekend to fill up on gas before hitting the road.

Several gas stations in Conway had prices as low as $3.18 per gallon for regular gas around 9 a.m. Friday. Mapco at 545 Industrial Blvd., Citgo at 1030 Highway 65 North and Sinclair at 2051 Harkrider Street all advertised the $3.18 price Friday morning.

According to ArkansasGasPrices.com, the Arkansas average gas price is $3.40 and the national average is $3.68.

Travelers may want to keep an eye on the weather while they are out and about as well. Locally, the National Weather Service is predicting mostly sunny weather for most of the weekend with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night going into Sunday. Temperatures are expected to climb over the weekend with a high near 84 degrees on Memorial Day.

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