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San Diego Gas Prices Down, Traffic Up for July 4th Weekend

Filling up at the gas pump will cost you less this week in California. While you're getting a break on gas prices, the traffic around San Diego could cause you to idle away the savings. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

The Automobile Club of Southern California says gasoline prices have declined for the second week in a row. The Auto Club says we're paying an average of $4.57 for a gallon of regular in San Diego. That's three cents lower than last week but $1.45 more than last year.

While you're driving around San Diego County you might notice more traffic than a usual summer weekend. 

The Auto Club's Marie Montgomery tells us why.

Montgomery: San Diego is the number one destination for July 4th travelers among Southern Californians so there will certainly be a big impact on San Diego roads and freeways.

She also says California gas prices are now the second highest in the country, trailing only Alaska.

Ed Joyce, KPBS News.

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