I had to do a double take at the big glowing digital numbers outside many gas stations in South Glens Falls as I made my way into work on Friday.

The reports of gas prices increasing due to Hurricane Harvey hitting the Gulf Coast have arrived in the region just in time for Labor Day weekend.

I filled my vehicle on Thursday anticipating the hike in price, but not this much. In 24 hours, the price jumped by more than 20 cents depending on the station.

My receipt from Thursday listed a price of $2.31 while new prices ranged from $2.55 to a high of $2.65.

The price jump has been seen and felt across the country.

According to Associated Press reports, at least two major gasoline pipelines have been slowed or stopped because of flooding and damage.

As of Friday, AAA reports a statewide average of $2.60 per gallon. In the Albany-Schenectady-Troy market the average price is $2.51 per gallon, Thursday's was $2.44 and last week was $2.33 in comparison.

One bright spot, the state has announced the suspension of lane closures due to road work over the holiday weekend.

For those traveling this weekend have a safe trip and good luck in hunting for that best gas price before hitting the road.

— Adam Colver

Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and poststar.com. He can be reached at acolver@poststar.com.

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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages poststar.com, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media accounts.

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