School districts are being warned they might have problems getting fuel for school buses this week.
The State Department of Public Instruction says fuel vendors are saying that Hurricane Ike has disrputed their fuel supplies. This has left some school districts with only a day or two of fuel remaining.
While Wake says it's ok, Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools is in emergency mode after having not gotten two shipments of fuel. Charlotte has cancelled field trips, middle school sports and tutoring to conserve its supply.
Wake is ok because it received its daily shipment this afternoon. Alvin McNeill, Wake's director of transportation operations, said there are no plans to make changes.
McNeill said there's been no indication that the next daily shipment on Tuesday won't arrive. But Wake could be singing a different tune if the truck doesn't arrive tomorrow.
With Wake using an average of 13,000 gallons of diesel a day, McNeill said they only have enough fuel for a day or two on hand. Big districts use so much fuel, according to DPI, that they don't keep much lying around.
Click here to read Charlotte's press release.