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Traffic delays expected Thursday in American Canyon, city announces

Drivers in American Canyon are asked to prepare for traffic delays Thursday at Napa Junction and Lombard roads, the city announced.

The disruptions are expected to last from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a Wednesday posting to the city’s Facebook page. Intermittent traffic control and lane closures with one-way traffic will take place as part of the construction of a Circle K gas station in the area.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible and to allow for extra travel time.

If you live in California, you are paying the highest prices for gas in the country. The average price is $4.67 per gallon. That's a new state record. By contrast, the rest of the country is paying around $3.41 for a gallon of gas.SEE MORE: Inflation Drives Prices Up As The Holiday Season ApproachesSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is urging President Biden to open up the country's emergency gas reserves to lower prices ahead of the holiday season, but analysts say that's a short-term solution that would not increase the country's production capabilities.While President Biden hasn't committed to opening up the reserves, his energy secretary says it's an option he's looking at.According to AAA, prices in Northern California are pushing $5.00 per gallon. In Humboldt County, prices are averaging $4.96, and in the Bay Area, people are paying more than $4.80. That means drivers are paying $1.50 more per gallon than they were a year ago.For the average person in a midsize car with a 14-gallon tank, that adds up to paying an additional $21 to fill up.

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