Hello May long weekend

Gas prices shoot up by about 10 cents in Salmon Arm

Gas prices have shot up by around 10 cents, just in time for the May long weekend.

As of Thursday morning, May 17, motorists were paying up to 146.9 per litre for regular gasoline. In Vernon, gas could still be purchased for 138.9.

The provincial average for B.C. was 148.1, while the national average comes in at 135.4.

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