The government shutdown is having a positive effect on gas prices.
The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Ohio is down to $3.22 a gallon according to AAA. That's down 11 cents from a week ago and lower than the national average of $3.35. Ohio's average is 54 cents lower than a year ago.
Drivers can find gas for far lower than the average around the Akron area. Stations in Brimfield were selling gas for $2.99 Monday morning.
Experts expect the downward trend to continue if the government shutdown goes on because with fewer government workers on the job, there's less demand for gas. But while that would be good news for motorists, it would also signal a weak economy.