Gas is cheap, cheap, cheap — and just in the nick of time. Flying is nothing but a headache the next few days.
– Charlotte is posting the cheapest gas prices among all metro areas in N.C. That’s weird, considering how high Meck taxes are comparatively.
– How low? At Costco and BJ’s as of Monday night, the going price was $1.73 for regular unleaded.
— Charlotte Observer (@theobserver) January 26, 2015
– If that’s not enough to appreciate your car, the blizzard rolling through the Northeast should convince you. With 2-3 feet of snow predicted for NYC, Boston and Maine, flights out of CLT were cancelled en masse.
You know a good thing:
►Not sure if it was a mistake, but gas is $1.89 a gallon at Park & Woodlawn, 1.98 at Woodlawn near I-77. 2:11 on Independence. #Charlotte◄
— Charlotte TrafficGuy (@Clt_TrafficGuy) January 21, 2015
And, we know you’re annoyed:
If my flight to New Jersey doesn’t take off I’m stuck in Charlotte for a few days. Pray for mojo — Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) January 26, 2015
16 flights departing Charlotte for the north east CANCELLED due to winter storm that’s expected to dump up to three feet of snow on NYC! — John Carter WBTV (@JohnCarterWBTV) January 26, 2015
We all love sub-$2 gas. Politicians know it, which is why N.C.’s senators – Thom Tillis and Richard Burr – are advocating opening up the N.C. coastline for offshore drilling. Watch this issue flare up. It’s going to get ugly.
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) January 22, 2015
Photo: Mark Hames / Charlotte Observer