Heavy snow in Toronto causes fuel stations to shut down

With a glut of snow falling in Toronto last week and with tempratures plumetting, frustrated drivers pulled up at some fuel stations last week to find the pumps running low on fuel or even completely empty.

The problem is distribution, Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, told CTV News Channel. The blasting of snow and frigid temperatures have made travel difficult for the trucks responsible for providing fuel.

Truckers first fill up at a terminal before making their way to each gas station, often providing 40,000 to 80,000 litres of fuel at a time

“It’s one challenge to go through several inches of snow at a time when traffic was snarled, as we saw through most of the GTA and most of southern Ontario,” McTeague said. “It made a real mess of things and delayed them inevitably.”