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Apparent gas shortage in Ojinaga

Ojinaga gas station lines (Source: Cynthia Lujan) Ojinaga gas station lines (Source: Cynthia Lujan)
Ojinaga, Chihuahua -

According to residents, at least one radio station announced Wednesday that the city of Ojinaga only has enough gasoline to last through Thursday.

Ojinaga resident Cynthia Lujan says that a radio station reported Wednesday night that there was a gasoline shortage, but no reason was given.

Lujan said people were waiting in lines for hours at gas stations and that they had started lining up after the radio station broadcasted the shortage.

The port of entry at Presidio is also plagued by long lines as people are trying to cross in to the U.S.

It normally takes Lujan 15 minutes to cross in to the United States, Thursday morning it took 1 hour.

However, according to Roger Maier, Public Affairs Specialist with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the longest wait time recorded Thursday was 20 minutes.

Presidio officials have not yet responded to questions regarding the matter.

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