AAA: Average Gas Price in N.J. Drops Below $2

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    Gas prices drop across the tri-state area.

    Gasoline prices in New Jersey continue to drop as Garden State residents prepare to hit the roads for the holiday.
    AAA-Mid-Atlantic says the average price for regular is $1.97 a gallon.

      A year ago it was $2.92.
    It's the first time since Dec. 5, 2005 that the average price was under $2 a gallon. The last time the price was $1.97 was March 29, 2005.
    The auto club says average prices were even lower in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties at $1.89 a gallon.
    Average prices remain higher in Bergen and Passaic counties.
    AAA says gasoline prices in 22 states are now under the $2 average.