As Hurricane Isaac travels through Louisiana, Paulding County residents could see some of the storm’s effects here the next time they fill up at the gas station.
As of Tuesday night, Isaac had made landfall in southeast Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane; experts expect the storm to pass west of New Orleans and head toward Baton Rouge, gradually weakening. But more than 100,000 homes and businesses had lost power in the wake of Isaac as of late Tuesday.
Though the storm is not going through Georgia, it is seemingly having some impact on residents of the Peach State. WSB-TV reported Tuesday that metro Atlanta area convenience stores had seen their gas prices increase by 15 cents a gallon, with many passing the added expense to their fuel customers.
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 drive up demand, giving the market another reason to push fuel prices upward.
Paulding drivers looking to save at the pump this week or at any time can visit Dallas-Hiram Patch’s Commute page to find the best gas prices in Dallas, Hiram, Douglasville, Powder Springs or any city of their choice.
The Commute page also allows users to get a live look at traffic maps for Paulding, Cobb or Douglas counties and beyond.
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