The Chevron in McCloud off of Route 89 was seeing a big increase in customers, because of the I-5 closure. Instead of being able to take I-5 to Redding vehicles were rerouted to 89. Going north or south you would pass this Chevron.
Lynn Clark the manager at the Chevron says "these last three or four days have been double if not triple what we would normally expect."
With the increase of people you would think they would be out of gas and even food.
Lynn says "Somethings are running out, but we are trying to keep that to a minimum. Pretty well on gas, the company is doing great on keeping us fueled. we haven't run out yet. Food situation we are doing really well. Our vendors are doing really well at keeping up supplied."
This is the gas stations slow time. They were already busy the past couple weeks with firefighters and now with the reroute they are seeing 100s of more people a day. Frank is one of the 100s of people a day stopping at the gas station to fill up.
Frank Grgna says "Right now we are just getting on the road. we were staying here in mccloud and we are jsut getting on the road right now."
With all the people stopping through Lynn says everyone is being surprisingly polite
Lynn says "other then being just a little tired, they are still really polite, normally i would expect a little grumpiness, but we are probably seeing just a lot of tiredness."