Haslam warns drivers to not panic, hoard because of gas shortage - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Haslam warns drivers to not panic, hoard because of gas shortage

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has issued a new warning concerning the gas shortage that is plaguing parts of the south.

The shortage began when a pipeline in Alabama ruptured, causing Haslam to declare a State of Emergency for Tennessee.

The spill was first detected on September 9, leaving a big impact on southern states.

AAA said Georgia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas have seen the most significant impacts on fuel.

But, Governor Haslam is trying to calm the fears.

"We will be fine if people don't panic, won't hoard, and won't over buy," Haslam said. "If they don't fill up the extra gas tanks they have. There is a temporary disruption, but there are ways for retailers to get around that by trucking it in."

The governor went on to make sure drivers understand not to change their buying habits or there will be a problem.

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