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Drivers fight for gas as Torrington stations run low ahead of blizzard

The Register Citizen -- With the anticipated snow storm that’s expected to hit Connecticut early Friday and potentially drop up to 2 feet of snow by mid-day Saturday, some local gas stations have run out of gas trying to keep up with the demand.

Torrington residents took to the gas pumps in preparation for what could be a historic storm.

The New Litchfield Street Cumberland Farms gas tanks dried up until late Thursday evening.

“We were out earlier, (a gas truck) just dropped a load. But there is a line, we had 4400 gallons and now half our delivery is gone already,” said manager Gina McGuingal. “I’ve had to break up a couple fights, it’s been nuts. The line has been consistent at the pumps.”

In the aftermath of recent major storms, including Superstorm Sandy this past fall and the October Nor’Easter in 2011,


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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 4:33:33 PM

If drivers fight over gas when stations run low ahead of a blizzard, what happens when a huricanne, flooding, earthquake, nuclear attack, zombies, massive solar storm, gamma ray burst or any number of other natural disasters affects you? Get your food, fuel and any necessary supplies as early as possible. OR have supplies on hand so you are Not caught short and you don't have to go out and get the stuff at the last moment.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 3:05:59 AM

hope everyone is safe up there in the big white North. Warm wishes from Florida.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:01:55 PM

fish: indeed, same mentality--except, add to this the fact that it's been cold there for a while and Superstorm Sandy is still way too fresh in everyone's memory.
slowtrain
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:48:49 PM

Yesterday's news.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:29:18 AM

How dumb I this?
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:24:21 AM

A look into the future.
RogerB2
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:34:50 PM


O K
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:18:20 PM

Crazy.
mrreferee
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:37:12 PM

Nemo seems to be finding a lot of jerks
oldtimerFL
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:33:43 PM

A lot of folks who have never lived in 'snow' country have missed the real reason why a full gas tank is important. Yes, you should plan ahead and fill up the tank early, and yes, the streets will probably be cleared in two or three days. But if the power in your area is out for a week or more (heavy snow does bring down tree limbs that bring down power lines), your local gas station better have heavy duty generators or your not going to be able to get any gas until the power is restored. Power outages are already being reported all over southern New England.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:26:48 PM

it was for generators
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:26:42 PM

Where have we heard that story before.
Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:23:58 PM

Many people are most likely also filling containers to fuel generators and the like.
ican2step
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:21:31 PM

We run out of bread and toilet paper here when a storm is forecasted.
Tsunamiron
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:20:32 PM

Yeah. Fill up the car with gas. Then the snow blocks all of the roads so you can not even drive anyway. Don't worry. You have a full tank of gas in that car that is stuck in the snow that is useless.
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:18:00 PM

Many are probably getting gas for their generators in case of power outages..
arb0526
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:17:54 PM

we are still discussing this?
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:16:58 PM

People always seem to wait until the last minute to get what they need. I would hope in the future we learn to plan ahead, when we know something is coming....
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:16:15 PM

Always fights. No patience
Beboper
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:13:44 PM

old news
yakstar
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:12:42 PM

damn blizzard!
obimerrill
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:12:06 PM

Prayers are with them during the bad weather
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:11:31 PM

Where are they planning to drive, with all the snow that's predicted?
gasolineowl
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:11:15 PM

Harwinton's Sunoco has been without gas since Thursday night.
OnABudget1
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:10:01 PM

Very fortunate not to be in their snow shoes!!
59glide
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:10:00 PM

Most likely a yankees vs.redsox fan.
chuckwthompson
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:09:28 PM

Need gas to go where?
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:08:41 PM

Need more fuel, when a storm is coming.
Bezalel
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:08:31 PM

Sad that the area that was hit by Sandy is being hit by another historic storm in such a short time.
sjhman
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:07:32 PM

Waste of their time
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:07:31 PM

Swine.
RevDrCBJ
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:07:01 PM

Wouldn't it make the most sense if people stayed home?
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:03:54 PM

Wow.
Glock26
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:03:50 PM

Bad news!!!
seahawks
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:03:07 PM

just plan ahead!!!
rahcat
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:02:19 PM

They had plenty of warning to fill up early.
Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:01:07 PM

Same story, different day...
grt197
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:00:35 PM

OLD NEWS
s6sputnik
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:59:51 PM

Moved south!
CharlieC08
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:57:59 PM

My tanks are always full.
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:55:13 PM

Should have filled up early. However, with that much snow, no one is going anywhere for awhile, so what difference does it make?
Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:53:31 PM

Planners will always be ahead of the curve. Procrastinators will lose.
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:52:58 PM

People in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are suffereing from PSTSD.

Post-Sandy Traumatic Stress Disorder.
snagged
Veteran Author Akron

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:52:08 PM

At least ther're trying.
CISA
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:51:56 PM

I keep my tank >50% at all times
one earthquake can ruin your whole day
Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:49:33 PM

Plan ahead!
rjoeh
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:44:10 PM

Those who prepare can weather the storm and avoid heightened prices as dealers try to capitalize on increased demand. I usually try to keep a 30+ gallon back-up supply for such issues and the routine tri-weekly gas spike which lately seems to hover around a 45cent per gallon jump every 3 weeks.
BREW9
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:43:17 PM

ok
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:40:23 PM

White megadeath! Snow! Horrors.

Unfortunately there is a rush whenever bad weather hits.

Most likely milk and bread are gone too.
7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:39:03 PM

Wow
gasmack
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:38:34 PM

No worries...lucky I live in CA.
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