- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - With gas prices the lowest on Memorial Day in six years, more than a half million South Carolinians are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home during the upcoming holiday weekend.

AAA Carolinas reports that the average price of a gallon in the state is $2.40 - that’s the lowest it’s been on Memorial Day in six years.

The motor club based Charlotte, North Carolina predicts that more than 475,000 South Carolinians will be driving to their destinations.

Officials from the motor club say last year’s cold winter and the stronger economy are also encouraging people to travel.

The most expensive gas in the state is in Myrtle Beach with an average of $2.44 a gallon. The cheapest gas is in Spartanburg at about $2.32 a gallon.

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