Although current Tropical Storm Barry has not made a direct impact to the Twin Tiers, this storm has still impacted your wallets. The track of Barry has gone over many of the manned oil rigs that are out in the Gulf of Mexico and as of yesterday morning nearly 50% of the 669 manned rigs have been evacuated due to Barry. Gas prices across the nation have gone up over the past week and look to continue to do so until the storm has fully moved through. Even then it's not over. Many of the rigs will have to be checked for damage before they can be operational again with could be another couple of weeks.

-Alex