January 29, 2014 @ 8:09 PM
More trouble looms in the wake of Tuesday’s winter storm in greater Atlanta and beyond: A shortage of gasoline at retail pumps. Already many gasoline outlets are dry after a rush on fuel Tuesday afternoon, and gridlocked roads are preventing tanker trucks from replenishing them.
Worse, the demand is likely to pick up in a big way over the next two or three days, as motorists reclaim their cars on the sides of roads and try again to drive them home.
Politicos may remember 2006, when a Hurricane Katrina caused a gasoline shortage here right in the midst of then-Gov. Sonny Perdue’s reelection campaign. Like then, the criticism of how state government is responding to a weather emergency has been prominent in media. Stay with us as we monitor events.