|ALL CALHOUN GAS STATIONS HAVE GAS
Social media fearmongering has let to gasoline shortages in parts of West Virginia and other states, but has yet to rear its head higher than Roane County.
Media is reporting the restart of the Colonial Pipeline is good news for drivers nationwide, but local gas shortages could linger for a few days thanks to panic buyers. Gov. Jim Justice said the Colonial Pipeline issue should not be affecting West Virginia.
After a fuel frenzy the past two days, a Spencer gas station decided to ration its reserve in hopes of helping first responders.
"It brings us back to last year at the beginning of COVID,â Amy Childress, with Handimart, said. âWe were in a crisis with no toilet paper and no paper towels, and thatâs kind of what itâs compared to when it shouldnât be this way.â
Roane Countians were scouring the area to buy gasoline to go to work.
âIt seems a little strange that weâre not on the pipeline thatâs down and people are getting panicky and think they better fill up right away,â Thomas Tosh said. âSome people do have the ability to hoard.â
Handimart, the last station standing, ending up rationing its gas for first responders.
Spencer's problems began on Monday when cars were lined up down the block, with people carrying gas cans, angry people in panic mode.