Olney Residents Scramble for Fuel Amid Gas Shortage at Stations

In Olney on Wednesday afternoon, BP outside of Fletcher’s Service Center was the only gas station in the area that had fuel.

Long lines of cars along Georgia Avenue and Spartan Road waited outside the gas station for the opportunity to fill their tanks after a cyber attack caused Colonial Pipeline to shut down, leading to panic buying. Colonial Pipeline has since announced that it will restart its operations, but the process will take several days.

MyMCM spoke to people at Olney who were in the long line of cars, waiting to fuel up.

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About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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