Gas prices around the Northeast have begun to ease after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have moved out of the Eastern Seaboard's area.

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Analysts say it might take some time before prices at the pump return to where they were before the storms hit.

According to GasBuddy.com's latest survey, the average price for a gallon of gas here in Maine was $2,58 on Sunday, a drop of ten cents over last week. Prices in Presque Isle Monday morning were at $2.84 a gallon.

 

In neighboring New Hampshire, gas was $2.60 per gallon on average, a decrease of 4.9 cents from the previous week. Vermont's pump prices were down 4.2 cents in the past week, to $2.67 per gallon.

Meanwhile, the national average slid down to $2.55 a gallon, a drop of 5.5 cents from last week. But, it's still 19.6 cents higher than a month ago and 34.74 cents higher than last year at this time.