Faulty Fuel Strands Drivers At Local Gas Station

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A quick stop at one local gas station turned into anything but that on Thursday afternoon, leaving frustrated drivers stranded for hours.

Three different cars died after their drivers filled up at the Chevron on Mastin Lake Road in north Huntsville

One motorist told WHNT News 19 that he found water in his fuel tank, despite claims from store clerks that the pumps were clean. Police were called to the scene, and later confirmed that roughly eight inches of water were found in the hub that feeds all of the gas pumps.

The gas station's owner was not at the scene and not available for comment, leaving details of how the water got into the hub a mystery.

All three cars were towed away. WHNT News 19 left a message for the Chevron station owner, but had not heard back from him as of late Thursday night.