Holiday travel: Gas prices and flight tips

A snowy I-196 near Lane Avenue.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 3 million Michiganders are expected to head out of town this week for the holidays.

There is good news for those traveling by car — nearly 91% of people here in Michigan — as gas prices continue to fall. Monday in Spring Lake, a gallon of regular unleaded cost only $1.85. According to, prices in Grand Rapids averaged $2.06 per gallon and were still falling.

If you’re planning to drive on Christmas Eve or Christmas, stay with Storm Team 8 to track weather and road conditions as snow is possible.

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For those heading out by plane, officials at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport suggest checking the TSA website before you pack to make sure you don’t bring any prohibited items. They also recommended not wrapping gifts before going through security — they may have to be unwrapped to be checked.

AAA says this the holiday period’s travel numbers will be the highest since 2006.



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