Rumors ran all around Columbus that gas stations were being closed by the city at 4:00 PM. Not true. But there were lines of nearly an hour reported by co-workers who left to fill up before the "closing." There were small lines at the stations I passed at 5:50 PM.
While trying to verify or debunk the rumor, I ran across this at the AJC. Click for a better view:
UPDATE: Rumors at other places in Columbus also had the stations closing. They didn't. Other rumors said when stations here run out, they'd be out till Monday.
Rumors. Are we going to have another "Johnny Carson/Toilet Paper Shortage" situation?
UPDATE 2: Gas at the lowest station I pass every day went up 59¢ since yesterday. From $2.47 to $3.06. Before they ran out.
UPDATE 3: Others, including my "traditional media" friend The Sportslady noticed the long rumor-induced lines.