Gas prices surge ahead of Easter weekend

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Gas prices are surging in cities throughout Central and Western New York ahead of Easter weekend.

According to AAA, the average price of gas has gone up 6 cents to $2.39 per gallon.

On year ago, the price was $2.04.

In the Syracuse area, the price went up 9 cents to $2.40 per gallon.

The following cities have also seen an uptick in gas prices:

- Buffalo - $2.45, up 5 cents

- Rochester - $2.41, up 6 cents

- Rome - $2.44, up 7 cents

AAA attributes the increase to both the increased demand, and the fact that refineries are switching to the more expensive summer blend of gasoline.

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