By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Plan on paying more at the pump if you’re hitting the road.

Gas prices are usually at their lowest this time of year, but they’re now close to their highest point since the pandemic began.

According to AAA, nationwide the average price of gas is $2.25, which’s up 13 cents from a month ago. In Florida, the average price per gallon is $2.20.

In Fort Lauderdale, the average price is $2.22. In Miami, the average price is $2.21.

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CBSMiami.com Team