Like soft rain on parched ground, gasoline has continued to pour into metro Atlanta only to be quickly absorbed.
Hundreds of service stations remained closed Monday, while drivers flocked to those still open —- and companies struggled to keep up.
QuikTrip, for instance, managed Monday to get gasoline to more than half of its Atlanta stores, said spokesman Michael Thornbrugh. “The problem is that just as soon as you get a store filled with product, it’s gone.”
I had to make a quick trip up to ATL yesterday and made sure to fill up in Macon first. Sure enough, all the stations I passed in Atlanta were out.