CLEVELAND — A gas station in Cleveland shared a photo of its gas prices—which dropped so low it hardly feels possible.
Speedy's Grub Shack posted a photo of its gas prices, an astonishing 89 cents per gallon. Yes, you read that correctly.
Not surprisingly, the low prices caused a flood of customers to the gas station on Lorain Avenue, who were all hoping to fill up their tanks for next to nothing.
Due to health concerns, the gas station was asked by the city of Cleveland to contain the situation and apply social distancing measures. Speedy's Grub Shack said that although it has worked hard to keep the pumps sanitized, it had to raise the gas prices to slow the traffic on Lorain Avenue and make social distancing more achievable at its pumps.
The low gas prices may have been a welcome surprise for essential workers in the area who have worked tirelessly on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic to support their community.
As a reminder, gas stations are open during Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's stay at home order and people can leave their homes to get fresh air outdoors, go to the grocery store, receive medical care, and help loved ones,—although when outside of your home it is urged you practice social distancing and proper hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19.