Gas Prices Rise Quickly In Thomasville

By: Caroline Blair Email
By: Caroline Blair Email

Overnight in Thomasville, gas rose nearly 40 cents a gallon at many stations.

And with rumors of a possible shortage, many drivers scrambled to get gas, leaving stations around town dry Friday afternoon.

Now nearly every station in the city is asking drivers not to pump more than ten gallons at a time.

"It makes me nervous I've been driving around all the gas stations are full everybody's running out of gas," said Thomasville resident and mother of two, Melinda Reichert.

"It's scary our other cars get 30, 40 miles to the gallon so it doesn't really matter but my car gets terrible gas mileage so it's going to be miserable," said Dylan Whyte, who also lives in Thomasville.

"What I've seen are lines long lines, lines that you couldn't imagine waiting for gas at the current prices cause people realize that it's going to go up and it seems to be people are a little upset and frustrated about the rising cost of gas," said Michael Bryant, spokesperson for Congressman Sanford Bishop.

All day long the Kangaroo gas station at the intersection of Smith Avenue and Highway 19 was filled with customers. The station had some of the cheapest gas around at 3:00 p.m. at $3.98 per gallon.

Thomas County Sheriff's officials also received word of a possible gas shortage in the future, so just to be safe all of their vehicles were filled up with gas Friday morning.

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