Fuel Truck Drivers Put In Extra Hours To Keep Triad Gas Stations Full

Gas Shortage Leaves Triad Stations Empty

GREENSBORO, NC -- Closed gas stations, bags covering handles and pumps empty... it's an all too familiar sight here in the Triad.

After the Colonial Pipeline leak in Alabama that spilled 300,000 gallons of gas, stations in our area are feeling the impact. Employees don't know when pumps will be open again.

But the men and women who re-fill those pumps are putting in extra hours to make sure customers can get gas.

Byron Scott worked a 16 hour day on Saturday; his day off. 

"But you know," Scott said. "Duty calls."

This weekend that duty meant overtime. Seven stops were on Scott's "to do" list. Each stop takes about two hours but he's staying optimistic.

"I’m expecting everything to get better, that’s what I’m expecting and I hope that we get it going and we get the pipeline fixed," he said.

Scott carries about 8,500 gallons of gas in his tanker. Governor Pat McCrory issued an executive order Saturday waiving some of the size and weight restrictions on these trucks. He said this should make sure North Carolina gas stations stay full and prices stay low.

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