COLUMBUS, Ga. — The worst of Hurricane Harvey may have passed, but News 3 has heard the complaints of residents who say local gas pumps are finally feeling the major effects of the storm.
News 3 spoke with employees at several gas stations reeling from the devastating blow Harvey flooding caused to gasoline suppliers. Several Texas and Louisiana refineries and pipelines either slowed production or shut down completely during the worst of the weather.
Gas prices started to skyrocket in the few days following the storm. Now, yellow bags and signs are scattered across gas stations across the Chattahoochee Valley.
“I started asking people myself what they thought and they said it’s probably because of the hurricane,” Darryl Huff says. “I hope it’s not something that’s going to be here for a while.”
News 3 learned the Circle K on Manchester Expressway in Columbus, as well as a few other locations in the Fountain City and Phenix City, are losing some business because of various shortages of certain types of gas.
It’s unclear when these gas stations could get new shipments.