Western North Carolina

State of emergency in N.C. over expected gas shortage

Governor McCrory's office declared a state of emergency in North Carolina due to the gas shortage expected from a major pipeline burst in Alabama.

Officials believe six states--North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama--are all facing possible shortages due to the spill.

Throughout the region, gas prices are going up and lines at the gas stations are long as people rush to fill up their tanks before the supply is gone.