Gas prices on the rise in Rockford

Gas prices 50 cents more than this time last year, AAA says

The highest gasoline prices since 2014 won't stop 37 million Americans from clogging up the nation's motorways next week as summer kicks off with Memorial Day weekend.

You may have noticed, gas prices are on the rise and hitting levels not seen in more than three years.

Planes: Nearly 89,000 Ohioans will fly this Memorial Day, 6.9 percent more than a year ago.

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AAA said that while the cost of staying at one of their Three Diamond hotels is down 14 percent from a year ago at an average price of $186 per night. In Jacksonville, Monday morning's average for a gallon of regular was $2.792.

The company says the busiest days will be Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25, as commuters mix with holiday travelers.

In Tennessee, the average gas price is $2.62.

Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto AAA.com and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools.

Fort Wayne-area average retail gasoline prices fell 8.7 cents a gallon during the last week, to $2.77 on Sunday, GasBuddy said today. On average, AAA says Ohioans are paying $2.81 at the pump.

According to AAA, 1.9 million New England residents are expected to travel, 1.7 million by vehicle.

Domestically, AAA said Orlando is again the most popular Memorial Day destination.

According to AAA mid-Atlantic, more than 41.5 million Americans are planning to travel this holiday weekend. "To avoid auto trouble, the club advises adhering to the BET acronym: "(Have) your Battery tested, (look) for Engine coolant leaks and (check) your Tire condition".

Be sure to have your mobile phone charged and pack a flashlight with extra batteries, a first-aid kit, basic tool kit, bottled water and snacks.

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