Rising Gas Prices Getting to be Too Much for SomeGRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Climbing gas prices are putting a big hole in some travelers pockets this holiday weekend. And even though the price here in town is two cents cheaper than the national average, it's still too much for some.
By: Melanie Orlins, WDAZ
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Climbing gas prices are putting a big hole in some travelers pockets this holiday weekend. And even though the price here in town is two cents cheaper than the national average, it's still too much for some.
As much as they'd like to avoid the pumps, drivers have to get from point A to point B this holiday weekend.
"This is something we have to do so you just dig a little deeper in your pocket," Randy Meece said.
Spending big bucks to see friends and family seems like the only option.
"Atrocious. It's gotta end somewhere," Neil Bettenhausen said.
The fact is gas prices aren't expected to go down anytime soon.
"I think it's ridiculous," Truck driver Chad Nichols said.
High prices at the pump are making some people really question if they should start up the car and really hit the road this weekend.
"People will be a little more particular about how much driving they do because of the cost being so high now," Bettenhausen said.
"It's putting a huge dent in our wallet and our company's wallet," Nichols said.
Some people with big trucks and SUV's feel like it's never ending.
"Constantly at the pump," Nichols said.
Others have found an answer to the high prices.
"A lot of people in my part of the country might commute 50 miles a day and if they drive a car that gets 20 miles per gallon vs a car that gets 40 miles a gallon, it makes a big difference," Bettenhausen said.
Most drivers say they're just thankful prices haven't hit the $5 mark yet, but only time will tell.
Some people have even made the move to a bigger town to avoid those weekly traveling costs.