Irma causes issues with gas

Following Hurricane Irma, The Georgia Department of Agriculture Fuel and Measures division will test fuel at gas stations around the state to test quality, according to a GDA news release. 

Inspectors have found sporadic issues and have shut down pumps in Bibb, Camden, Cobb, Fulton, Henry, Jenkins, Lamar, Lowndes, Peach and Upson counties due to water contamination directly related to Hurricane Irma.

GDA is working diligently with the stations to help them return to normal operations. 

According to the release, heavy rainfall can increase the chances of water leaching into the holding tanks and contaminating fuel which can damage a vehicle's engine.

Anyone who has issues with their fuel should call the Fuel and Measure division at 1-800-282-5852 toll-free from any area in Georgia.

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