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Ike Spike - High Country Stations Run Dry PDF Print
Written by Kenneth Reece   
Friday, 12 September 2008 19:23
Even at 11:45pm Friday night motorist sit in line to get gas at one station while other pumps sit dry.

At the start of the day on Friday September 12 the biggest story of the day was Hurricane Ike. For the vast majority of the country that does not find Ike in our direct path the story of the day became GAS!


The lines for gas, and the possible shortage of it, were the top story from the midwest to the deep south and that continued into Friday night/Saturday morning.


In the High Country, at least one gas station on Highway 105 in Boone still had lines of automobiles waiting  to get the precious item of the day....even at 11:45pm on Friday night. Numerous other stations had the all too familiar sight of plastic bags over the pump handles, a sight that has become more common in the last year when prices start to rise sharply. A quick drive by of stations on Blowing Rock Road and Higway 105 found more plastic bags on handles than cars waiting in line.


We invite your comments on how the situation is shaping up in the areas you drive.

Are there more stations empty than full? Did you follow the crowd and fuel up Friday or are  you taking the chance that things will return to a more normal state by Monday morning?







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