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Cheap gas went fast Tuesday

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WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -  A lot of drivers took advantage of a special gasoline promotion earlier today in Rib Mountain. Americans For Prosperity sponsored the event with Mount View Mobil to have the first 300 cars buy gas at $1.84 per gallon.

Mt. View Mobil owner Tim Murphy says it went quickly and smoothly, because they did some advance planning with local officials.  "We talked to the Sheriff's Department, and they had an excellent traffic plan and did a great job.  The Town of Rib Mountain had some barrels out for traffic control and did a great job.  We had traffic flow around the back of our building so that we could actually stack thirty to forty cars on our lot so we didn't goof up traffic flow on the street.”

AFP Wisconsin Director Luke Hilgemann says several people told them at the pumps how much they appreciate this chance to save money.  Hilgemann says he heard multiple stories from customers thanking them for having this, many of them living paycheck to paycheck.

AFP Wisconsin Director Luke Hilgemann says they offered a petition to sign, urging politicians to abandon present policies that don’t work. He says over half signed it.

About three thousand gallons of fuel was sold during the promotion, saving customers close to five thousand dollars. Murphy says it took about two hours to serve three-hundred motorists.

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