Two gas stations in Vienna-and another in Lubeck-were among the few that were open Saturday, in the wake of Friday night's storms which cut off power to most of the area.
The stations were in the few parts of the area that had electric power. Some people waited for hours for their turn at the gas pumps, and others didn't think it was worth the effort.
"I saw the line and I think I'll just wait,, said John Fox. "So I think I'll leave my vehicle in the parking lot and wait until it's not as crazy.
The lines weren't just at the gas stations. Roads leading up to the stations had traffic jams not normally seen on local roadways.
"This is the second time I've been here for gas," said Jim Burris. "I'm getting gas for somebody who let my father in. And they're about ready to run out of gas, so I'm getting gas for them."
"I wouldn't even be here, because I have plenty of gas for my truck," said Brian Duckworth, who, when we interviewed him, had been waiting in line for two hours. "But I have to get gas for my generators, and some backup gas."
While a few tempers may have flared, most people took the wait-and the circumstances which led to it-in stride.
"I think everybody's been pretty tolerable here," Duckworth told us. "I've seen some tensions, and people getting antsy, but that's normal."
We're told at least one of the stations that was open had run out of gas by late afternoon.
We also heard reports of one station open in Marietta, with the line for that station backing up traffic Saturday afternoon on Pike Street.