Gas prices in Virginia are increasing as many residents prepare for spring break travel.
AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday that the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Richmond increased by 11 cents over the past week, to $3.45. Statewide, the increase was 7 cents.
Gas prices this week are up 4 cents in Roanoke, 8 cents in Charlottesville and 9 cents in Norfolk.
Virginia's average of $3.42 is below the national average of $3.57 and is the 10th lowest in the country.
Gas prices in Charlottesville are currently below the Virginia average. As of Friday, the average price of gas in Charlottesville was $3.31. Check out our Gas Price Watch
page for current gas prices in our area. The Associated Press contributed to this article.