BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you’re hitting the road this Labor Day weekend, you’ll see some significant relief at the pump compared to last year.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said gas prices in Maryland averaged $2.46 per gallon Friday, five cents cheaper than last week and 32 cents lower than last year.

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The lower gas prices are thanks to lower crude prices and an increase in supply along the East Coast, AAA said.


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Baltimore drivers are seeing slightly lower prices, with Friday’s average per-gallon price coming in at $2.40.

The national average is $2.58 per gallon, AAA said, a quarter cheaper than last Labor Day weekend.

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Around 2.4 million Marylanders are expected to hit the road this year for the unofficial end of summer.