I live near Baltimore and work downtown. A rumor was going around this afternoon that there were lines at the pumps, but I figured people were just
all getting gas now instead of spread out over a few days and that it was no big deal. I left for home around 5:00pm (eastern US time) and as I headed
home past gas station after gas station that was closed.
Out of gas.
The county where I live was the same. After checking 6 stations I found one that was still selling high grade for $4.50 a gallon but the line for it
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, DC, and Maryland are out of gas. The cities are dry and the rural areas of the states are being
Here is a picture I took of a nearby gas station all closed up.
The national media isn't mentioning it yet as more than a side note, but its going to grow.
The local news station is reporting on the event very lightly.
WBAL-TV 11 News reporter David Collins reported that Baltimore City police officers have responded to many gas stations to control crowds.
The news is saying that its nothing, but it is. I can't get gas. Most people can't. And where there is gas, there are arguments breaking out. This
just hit us today, but already is happening all over the south east US.
Airlines are starting to cancel flights and even shut down now, and there is a rumor much of the mass transit system will slow or shut down soon.
If this only goes for the 3 day weekend, I think we can recover, but if it keeps up, something serious is going to erupt in the south east. THere is a
strange quiet over the city right now, I think people are waiting to see how much, if any gas is out there tomorrow, but tension is high. And since
there was no disater in this area, there is no overwhelming urge to show good nature either. I'm not scared, but I am rather concerned about the next
few days. And i'm curious to see what people do, and if the situation changes for better or worse.
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[edit on 2-9-2005 by Quest]