Traffic Smooth Coming Out Of High Country, Gas Prices Decline

DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Transportation reported no major delays for drivers heading back home after the Memorial Day weekend.

Traffic was moving smoothly through the Eisenhower Tunnel Monday evening. That’s despite a 1.5 percent increase in the number of people traveling over the weekend, according to AAA’s forecast.

At least drivers are getting a big of a break at the gas pump. Gas prices have declined this holiday weekend, which could be why more people were hitting the roadway.

The average price in Colorado Monday was $3.71 a gallon. The national average was $3.65 a gallon, down from last week and significantly less expensive than it was just last month when the average price was $3.84. Last year the average price of gas was $3.81.

According to experts, the gas prices now at the pumps will continue through the summer. There are a number of contributing factors, including low crude oil prices and fewer concerns about the situation in Iran.

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