Triad drivers continue to make dash to gas pumps in attempt to fill up

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The mad scramble continued Monday for many in our area for people trying to find gas. A lot of gas stations even ran out as early as the morning.

The plastic bag with the words “Sorry Out of Service” has become all too familiar to drivers in the triad.

"My fuel light came on so I pulled in here to check but there's bags on all of the gas pumps,” said Isaac Niemitalo, getting out of his truck.

Niemitalo couldn't avoid the sign either. He works for American Concrete Construction in Trinity and Monday’s stop at the BP gas station on Guilford College Road in Greensboro was an unlucky one.

"If I can't fill this up and get it to my equipment then we are really kind of dead in the water,” said Niemitalo, pointing to the back of his truck.

"A lot of our jobs are out of the state so if we can't fill up before we leave and we don't know the situation down there... it's kind of a bad deal,” he went on to say.

Benjamin Matlock on the other hand was just happy he could make it to work.

"I am relieved dude! Let me tell you, I did not realize how serious this was,” he said with a smile.

Matlock went by three different gas stations before eventually landing at the BP gas station on the corner of West Friendly Avenue and Dolley Madison Road in Greensboro.

"Everyone has got to get to work and everyone has to do what they need to do and nobody can do it because they can't fill up their car,” he explained.

Late Monday morning, a line of cars wrapped around the West Friendly Avenue and Dolley Madison Road location in an attempt to fill up.

"It just shows you how reliable we are on things like this and we take it for granted. So when something like this happens it kind of just makes you wonder if we should be preparing more,” said Ron Coryell, as he finished pumping gas.

"I got to make this last until, who knows how long,” Matlock said.

Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories


Follow FOX8 on Twitter