Cars lined up and packed gas station and convenience store parking lots in Roane County Thursday evening and Friday morning.
Frantic drivers queued to fill up in fear of dwindling gas supplies due to the oncoming Hurricane Ike.
Gas prices often rose while drivers waited for their turns at the pump — if there was any gas at all.
“We’ve got only premium gas left,” Kingston Raceway operator Jay Patel said around noon on Friday.
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