Gas is under $2 in most of Minnesota

Gas is generally under $2 in Minnesota.

There's good news for anyone driving this week – gas is pretty cheap right now.

The national average for a gallon of gas is $2.132, which is the second-cheapest it's been for Thanksgiving travel since 2008, AAA says. And Minnesotans are paying even less at the pump, with the average gallon of gas under $2.

Now, gas prices are actually about 5 cents higher than they were at this time last year. But AAA estimates overall, people have saved more than $28 billion on gas this year compared to the same period in 2015.

Here's a look at how gas prices have changed over the past few years:

A lot of people will travel for turkey

AAA is forecasting that 48.7 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving, which marks the busiest turkey day for travel since 2007.

Nearly 90 percent of those people will be driving to their destination.

AAA says the bump in travelers this year is thanks to improvements in the economy including higher wages, increased consumer spending and overall strength in consumer confidence.

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