Despite a significant increase in gas prices and COVID-19 concerns continuing this fall, road travel in and around the area looks to be on back to pre-pandemic levels as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Dale Simonar, owner of Simonar Shell in Luxemburg, says he has not noticed any decrease in demand at the gas pumps.
According to AAA, the National average for gas in the United States Is $3.41 per gallon, while the Wisconsin average is $3.13 as of Friday. The average price of gas one year ago in the Green Bay area was $1.85 per gallon. The DoorCountyDailyNews.com poll this week shows that over 80 percent of respondents (209 /254) plan on staying close to home and not traveling outside the area this Thanksgiving.