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Road travelers not letting rising gas prices get them down

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It is something none of us like to see... the price of gas on the rise.

Our area has been hit hard by rising gas prices.

Two large oil refineries in Chicago are temporarily closed for maintenance and accidents at other Midwest refineries have sent gas prices above four dollars a gallon in some places.

Many of us are already making plans for the long holiday weekend coming up.

But these rising gas prices could put a dent in some of our travel plans.

We met a few cross country travelers to see how the increase in gas prices is affecting their chance for fun.

Some travelers are already hitting the road and getting a head start to Memorial Day weekend.

But everywhere you look, gas prices are on the rise.

And while some drivers are trying not to let the rising gas prices get them down, one traveler had just one word for it.

Jim Graham said "frustrated. frustration is the biggest part because you think they could pick a better time to do maintenance on a facility. they wait for Memorial Day weekend, or the week before Memorial Day weekend so then can just jack up the prices."

Cross-country traveler John Pietkiewicz said "you got to pay it. You think more in terms of I'm glad that I have a vehicle that's relatively fuel efficient."

Marilyn Buskohl, AAA said " I don't really foresee that it will really affect travel. I really think that people are people are unfortunately having to get use d to the high prices and I think they just somehow make it work.">

And some travelers agree, they are not going to let the increase in prices stop them from keeping their vacation plans intact.

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