Gas prices on a steady rise

By Karrie Leggett

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -  Across the country, gas prices are climbing. And with spring break ahead that is not a sight motorists want to see.

The national average for self-serve regular is $3 and change according to . That's not only a hike from weeks ago, but it's 49 cents more than we were paying at the pump in late September.

The prices are likely headed higher with spring and summer traveling gearing up. According to AAA, summer prices are predicted to reach $4. Something driver Brandon Huges feels is absurd.

"You know people have to go to make the money to pay for the bills and to pay for their food expenses and things like that. So, to have to pay that much more just to get back and forth to somewhere that you are going to have to go to support yourself and your family is absolutely ridiculous," said Huges.

Oak Grove resident Monica Johnson said wages need to increase along with gas prices.

"I think it is outrageous, and if they keep going up on gas prices then I hope someone has sense enough to go up on minimum wage. This is ridiculous," said Johnson.