No Kidding! 39-Cent Gas In The North Bay
MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 15: Gas is pumped into a vehicle September 15, 2008 in Miami, Florida. Gasoline prices rose nearly 5 cents a gallon Monday, bringing the total increase in the three days since Hurricane Ike slammed into Texas to almost 17 cents, according to a nationwide survey.
The average price of unleaded regular rose 4.7 cents to $3.842 a gallon, according to the survey released by motorist group AAA. That followed increases of 5.8 cents Saturday and 6.2 cents Sunday, which was the biggest one-day spike since after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 . (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Updated at 7:15 AM PDT on Friday, Feb 4, 2011
Seriously, 39 cents for a gallon of gas? That's how much some lucky drivers in the North Bay ended up paying last night according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
It happened at a '76' station in Roseland. A computer glitch changed the gas price to 39 cents. The news spread like wildfire. In no time there was a traffic jam and the line of cars was well into and down the street.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's office was called in for traffic control. One officer said the scene reminded him of the long gas lines in the 1970's.
As soon as the glitch was discovered, the station shutdown. There's no word on how many people cashed in before the closure.
According to AAA, the average cost of a gallon of gas is $3.41.
Published at 7:03 AM PDT on Feb 4, 2011