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Gas prices noticeably increasing

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YAKIMA, WA - Have you noticed a change in how much you're paying at the gas station?

While you might not be the only one, residents in Yakima have seen an increase to what they usually spend.

According to Gas Buddy, an online website, the average cost for gas in Yakima is $3.34. People in the community have started to notice.

"They go up every year, every holiday," said Clara Coddington, a resident. "They always go up when it's a holiday."

Gas prices in the area have even started to affect some holiday plans. Coddington says she's paying roughly $18 more than usual.

"It can be very expensive," she explained. "Because of the gas prices, it's kind of kept me from going camping in the motor home; it takes a lot of gas to fill up a motor home."

And it's not just the holidays gas prices are affecting. Others in the community notice how much more they're paying to do something as simple as going to work.

"It makes it so much harder to get of town because you have to pay so much money to go somewhere, and everything does take money but at the same time trying to get out of town or even to and from work it makes it harder," said Megan Vensack, another resident.

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