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Published: Wednesday, 6/25/2008

Computer error prices gas at $1.40 in Ohio

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CINCINNATI A computer error caused a Cincinnati area service station to sell gas for $1.40 instead of $4.10, leading to a major traffic jam.

Vehicles clogged the area around a Marathon station in suburban Sycamore Township while the bargain was available for roughly three hours on Tuesday, until Hamilton County sheriff s deputies persuaded the station to shut down.

Tiffany Smith waited in line for two hours to take advantage of the deal. She says these days, her family has to decide between buying food or buying gas, and the fuel price glitch would allow her to do both.

The store clerk told WKRC-TV he didn t know how to fix the problem and was having trouble reaching his store manager.



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