Alabama first responders making plans as fuel shortage continues

  • Source: WAAY-TV ABC 31 Huntsville
  • Published: 05/13/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: According to Gas Buddy about 7% of gas stations in Alabama are out of fuel. Others are running low - or only have limited options. As more and more gas stations continue to face a gas shortage, first responders are trying to make plans to keep their vehicles fueled. Decatur Fire Chief Tracy Thornton said he's starting to see more gas stations with bags over the pumps to indicate they’re running low or completely out of fuel. He said it's prompted him to look at different alternatives of how to keep their trucks filled up in case the shortage gets worse. "Our biggest concern is like anybody, it's running out of fuel," Thornton said. Thornton said he's been keeping a close eye on the Colonial Pipeline shutdown and how it's impacting gas stations in the city all week long. He said plans are already in place to conserve the fuel they have so the trucks stay filled up.


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