It was quite a journey to the pumps in the Poconos Tuesday.
"I didn't expect it to be this bad." said Mike Cougle of Tannersville
Mike Cougle ventured out from Tannersville to get more gas for his generator.
He said it looked like he traveled through a war zone.
Trees on wires.
Trees on roads.
"I was actually getting a little scared." added Cougle
The first gas station he encountered didn't have operating pumps.
Neither did the second or third.
"Went through the city of Stroudsburg, nothing was open." noted Cougle
He said this was his sixth stop.
Atlantic Travel Center in Snydersville.
He filled his gas can - and fueled his car.
"Very thankful. Very thankful." said Cougle
He wasn't the only one who found this place.
There were long lines throughout the day.
"It's ridiculous but we kinda figured it was gonna be like that." said Jeanette Ferrara, the Atlantic Travel Center Assistant Manager
People waited for fuel - and food
And hot coffee.
"Coffee is running low here." Bill Otti of Bangor told Eyewitness News
Bill and Astrid Otti came from Northampton County to fill up.
"We took a little odessy. We live in Bangor. We went through the slate belt. Found nothing. Went out to the truck stop over across the river in new jersey, came back through Stroudsburg - and came to this place." said Bill Otti
This place - a gas station - an unlikely oasis in the storm.
Offering some fuel - food - and friendly faces.