Pipeline leak triggers price hikes, gas shortages in Central Ga.

Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency after an Alabama pipeline spill earlier this week.

That spill is now causing gas prices to go up, and causing some gas stations to run out of gas altogether, including some gas stations along I-75 like the Circle K in Perry.

WMAZ stopped by the gas station at 1505 Sam Nunn Blvd in Perry and noticed dozens of cars doing U-turns after realizing that there is no gas.  

One driver, Wymerrah Alexander, pulled up to the pump expecting gas, but was disappointed.

"I come here to get gas, coffee and just to start my day and there's no gas. It's weird. So I'm wondering what's happening in America, like what's going on? This is weird. This isn't the only Circle K that I've been to that didn't have any gas either," said Alexander.

The State of Emergency has suspended federal rules and regulations that limit commercial vehicle drivers' hours to make sure gas gets to Georgia pumps.


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