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AAA: Drivers to see lowest Labor Day weekend gas prices since 2004

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Drivers who are hitting the road this Labor Day will see the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, according to AAA.

AAA says gas prices are the lowest they have been on Labor Day weekend in 11 years.

South Carolina's state-wide average on Wednesday was is $2.01 per gallon, which was more than a dollar below what it was selling for in 2014.

"Lower gas prices and an extended weekend should motivate South Carolinians to hop in their vehicles for one more family road trip as the summer travel season comes to a close," said Dave Parsons, CEO and president of AAA Carolinas. "We'll have more motorists on the road than last year and it's the perfect time to remind everyone to practice safe driving habits including not drinking and driving, adhering to speed limits, and eliminating distractions behind the wheel such as cell phone use."

The most expensive gas in the state is in Charleston at $2.01 and the least expensive is in Myrtle Beach at $1.94.

Gas prices are slightly higher in North Carolina, averaging $2.22 per gallon, and  in Georgia, where a gallon is selling for around $2.28.

AAA says the top regional destinations this holiday are Myrtle Beach, Greensboro, Orlando, Gatlinburg, and Asheville

AAA says travelers can estimate fuel costs travelers by visiting www.fuelcostcalculator.com to input their starting city, destination, and the make and model of their car.

Drivers can also click here to check for the lowest gas prices near them.

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