How Hurricane Ian could impact gas prices in Virginia

AAA encourages drivers not to panic-buy, but suggests filling up when you’re down to a quarter of a tank

Experts said the hurricane could increase costs but right now, it's a waiting game

We’ve continued to see price drops at the pump in the Commonwealth for more than 100 days. According to AAA, we’re down to $3.33 on average, which is about $0.40 under the national average.

But many drivers are wondering how Hurricane Ian will impact gas prices in Virginia.

Despite the storm coming to shore in Florida, there could be effects as it moves up the East coast.

Experts said it could increase prices, but right now, it’s a waiting game.

“It could still have impacts, we could still be seeing wind impacts, we could see some flooding impacts, all of those things could cause disruptions that could cause some issues. But it’s not a guarantee, we’re going to have to wait and see,” said Morgan Dean, AAA Mid-Atlantic Spokesperson.

AAA encourages drivers not to panic-buy but suggests filling up when you’re down to a quarter of a tank.

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Alyssa Rae grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Virginia Tech. An avid sports fan, she spent her first 8 years in TV as a sports anchor and reporter.