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Lines Are Long & Patience Is Short At Gas Stations Ahead Of Irma

Lines Are Long & Patience Is Short At Gas Stations Ahead Of Irma”

Cars lined up at gas stations all over the county.

Residents like Clint Addox isn't taking any chances with Hurricane Irma possibly on the way.

"RaceTrac is proactively working to mitigate supply issues caused by the effects of Hurricane Irma", said a statement from RaceTrac spokeswoman Liz McIntyre.

"Yeah, bunch of lines and stuff".

Local news outlets reported both long lines and stations that had no gas across South Florida.

Drivers can check to see if some stations still have gas using online gasoline trackers like GasBuddy. It was still just a fraction of the area's stations, but analysts said it's not surprising that a rush on fuel could lead to isolated, temporary shortages.

Many gas stations in South Florida were reportedly out of fuel on Tuesday morning as indicated by red markers on GasBuddy's gas availability tracker

Some stations, such as the Shell station on Michigan Street in Orlando, ran out of gas early Wednesday before being refueled shortly after.

Mayor Poe is asking that anyone who is staying in town and does not need the extra gas leave it for people traveling or passing through town.

"So we are in kind of a dead zone, if you will, where there is not a lot of product coming into the market, but there are a lot of motorists filling their tanks", said DeHaan.

Many gas stations ran out, but Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe said it would not be permanent.

The big thing to remember, DON'T PANIC and DON'T HOARD GAS, because refineries are starting to open back up.



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