As Hurricane Isaac flies across the U.S., Cobb residents could see some of the storm’s effects here the next time they fill up at the gas station.
Isaac hit the southeast Louisiana coast last Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane, and was dumping heavy rains throughout the Midwest over the Labor Day weekend.
Though the storm did not affect Georgia, it might have some impact on residents of the Peach State. Metro Atlanta area convenience stores have already seen their gas prices increase by 15 cents a gallon, with many passing the added expense to their fuel customers, WSB-TV reported.
Prices could continue rise as Isaac continues on its path and while another factor comes into play: Drivers hitting the road for Labor Day weekend could push up demand, giving the market another reason to raise prices.
Drivers looking to save at the pump this week or at any time can visit East Cobb Patch’s Commute page to find the best area gas prices.
The Commute page also allows users to get a live look at traffic maps for all metro Atlanta roads.