MINNEAPOLIS -- It's sticker shock, of the welcome variety.

Gas prices have dropped below $2.00 per gallon at select stations, reflecting steadily dropping prices to levels not seen for five years.

Some drivers were calling it a miracle given that gas was going for more than $3.00 per gallon not long ago. Motorist Abbe Ceynar had to snap a picture as she filled up so people would believe her.

The sub-$2.00 phenomenon hasn't hit widely yet. Most other stations are still selling for $2.15 to $2.30. The station reports that last time gas prices in the region averaged less than $2.00 was in 2009.