NC City Governments Deal With Gas Shortage

North Carolina and several other states are dealing with a gas shortage after a Colonial Pipleline ruptured more than two weeks ago in Alabama. Drivers across NC are finding hit or miss when looking for gas. They're also seeing higher prices because of the shortage.

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Monday, municipalities started looking at their supplies and are making calls as needed on what to do.

The city of Winston-Salem released this information about their plan during the gas shortage: In order to preserve city gasoline supplies, City Manager Lee Garrity has ordered all non-emergency and non-sanitation vehicles to be parked at noon until further notice. Garrity stressed that police and fire protection, garbage collection and other city refuse services are not being curtailed. Other vehicles will be dispatched as needed to address any emergency situation that should arise. Currently, the Winston-Salem Transit Authority is running its normal schedule.

Greensboro city official said they're expecting any disruption from the shortage yet. They have checked their supply, and it's good. They're also due for another delivery this week.

AAA of the Carolinas released this statement about the problem:

“We want to remind motorists that this issue is temporary and to continue normal habits at the pump,” said AAA Carolinas Public Relations Manager Tiffany Wright. “AAA Carolinas continues to give members peace of mind during this time, and our roadside service will not be affected by this supply issue.”


Read More: Colonial Pipeline Leak in AL Could Affect Gas Supply, Prices in NC

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