MANSFIELD, PA (WENY) -- Sheetz lured in travelers on the 4th of July with a special promotion on gas.

Drivers lined up along Route 6 in Mansfield Tuesday afternoon, waiting to fill up on discounted gasoline. Sheetz was selling gas for $1.776, in a nod to the year 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. The price applied to regular, mid-grade and premium. 

The line to fill up was some 30+ cars deep at some point, with state police monitoring traffic, and Sheetz employees directing cars throughout the gas pumps. 

"I think it's great. God Bless America!" exclaimed Sandy Spencer, who said she only waited about ten minutes in line to fill up.

"It's honestly the first time I've ever seen this in the area, or anywhere else. I think it's pretty cool," said Hunter McVaugh, who came to Sheetz to fill up on the inexpensive gas.

The national average for a gallon of gas is currently $3.53/gallon. That's much less than last year, where drivers paid $4.87 cents a gallon.