TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Some Connecticut stations already have run out of gas during the rush to prepare for the approaching blizzard.
Motorists say stations in Torrington, West Hartford, Vernon, East Lyme and other towns ran out of fuel Thursday afternoon and evening as people filled their cars and trucks as well as containers for generators and snow blowers. Long lines were reported at many stations.
The natural gas explosion in downtown Springfield Massachusetts last week dealt a blow to the homeless. There is a shortage of beds at a time of year when demand for accommodations typically increases. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
An 18 room single occupancy apartment building for low income tenants and a 60 bed nighttime shelter for the homeless were damaged by the blast and ordered by building inspectors to close pending repairs.
Gasoline prices in Massachusetts continue to climb, although not as rapidly as in recent weeks. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports…
The average price for unleaded regular self serve gasoline in Massachusetts rose two cents last week. The average price, according to a survey by AAA is $3.89 per gallon. Prices ranged between $3.78 and $3.99 per gallon. The price is 23 cents per gallon more than a year ago.
Gasoline prices have gone up for five straight weeks, but some energy analysts believe a peak is near.