It’s raining gas….
Glitch At Illinois Gas Station Lowers Prices To One Cent Per Gallon
A gas station glitch in Illinois almost lead to pandemonium on Sunday night when the fuel prices dropped to one cent per gallon.
via Fox News
A rural Illinois gas station mistakenly sold nearly-free fuel for about two hours Sunday night until authorities had to reset its gas pumps, The Crystal Lake Northwest Herald reported.
As word spread, cars lined up and jostled to fill-up.
Woodstock Police Sgt. Dennis Leard says authorities had to use an emergency shut-off to stop the sales before the gas station closed in order to reset the pumps to regular prices.
“The clerk didn’t appear to be aware [of the price change],” Leard told the paper. “We made him aware of the situation and instructed him to shut off his pumps and fix the problem.”
But before that, cars were blocking traffic and lining up on the street to reach the cheap gas. It wasn’t clear how much gas was sold.
Too bad they don’t have these types of “glitches” more often!