MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – The price of gas in Florida has continued to rise over the last week and that’s likely to cause Labor Day travel to be sparse, according to AAA.
In Miami, the price for a gallon of regular gasoline is up to $3.73 per gallon, which is up over one dollar from the same time one year ago.
Premium gas is up exactly one dollar from last year with a price of $4.00 a gallon, according to AAA.
Because of these high prices, AAA is predicting that there will be a 2.4 percent drop in traffic from the same time last year.
AAA expects that more than 31.5 million people will travel at least 50 miles over the coming weekend.
AAA said there could be a flurry of last minute travel this weekend as families decide to try to get away for one last summer hurrah before fall and winter take hold across the country.