Fuel shortages at gas stations spread from South America through a section of the Atlantic coast to the central states. The country’s largest petrol pipeline was forced to close. Virginia and Washington, D.C., Some hard hit areas.
Monitoring service Gaspudi.com said Friday that 86% of gas stations in Washington D.C. are out of fuel, as well as more than half in Virginia and 42% in Maryland. More than 70% of gas stations in North Carolina run out of fuel And more than half in Georgia and South Carolina.
The owner of a station in Virginia said it was a panic-induced mass purchase. “It’s a mania,” Barry Rieger, owner of a gas station in Burke, Virginia, told WJLA-TV.
The Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline announced on Thursday that it was making “significant progress” in resolving the shutdown caused by hacking of its network. It said operations had resumed and petrol would be distributed in all its markets. It takes “several days” for everything to return to normal The company also said that some areas may “encounter intermittent service interruptions during this period”.
At least five school systems in North Carolina It was announced on Thursday that they would switch to online classes during the petrol supply crisis. Among them were Durham, Franklin, Vance and Wake districts which also canceled face-to-face classes on Friday. An email sent to parents in Wake County, the largest county in North Carolina, stated that “the impact of the gasoline shortage on staff availability and student transport.”
Businesses also felt the impact.
At Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, over the next two Saturdays, all maintenance and safety vehicles were stored before the races, but “all nearby gas stations – within a mile of us – gas out,” Mia Green said. Keep track of the general manager. She knows at least two tracks in the region where races were canceled this weekend due to a shortage of teams.
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