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Gas Prices Soar To Nearly $6 A Gallon After Point Reyes Station Accident

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Gas prices rise to nearly $6 a gallon in Bolinas, after a station in Point Reyes Station shut down. There is a $1 per gallon tax included. (Credit Don Ford)

Gas prices rise to nearly $6 a gallon in Bolinas, after a station in Point Reyes Station shut down. There is a $1 per gallon tax included. (Credit Don Ford)

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POINT REYES STATION (CBS SF) — Drivers visiting western Marin County this week should make sure they have plenty of gasoline as damage to a Point Reyes Station gas station has left the area with few places to refuel, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday.

The next closest station in nearby Bolinas has raised prices to nearly six dollars a gallon as desperate drivers fuel up there.

A vehicle collision at the Greenbridge Gas & Auto Service station at 11401 state Highway 1 in Point Reyes Station has caused major damage that disabled all gas pumps, according to CHP Officer Daniel Hill.

The gas pumps will take 4 to 6 days to fix, leaving the Marin County coast area with only one gas station in Bolinas. The next closest gas station on the coast is in Bodega Bay, around 45 miles apart, Hill said.

Drivers can also expect delays due to increased calls for roadside assistance as other drivers run out of gas.

“We are encouraging the public to plan ahead and venture out only with a full tank of gas, when possible,” Hill said.

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