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Toyota of Albany reacts to Japan plant closure

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The disaster in Japan could slow shipments of popular cars like the Prius.

Toyota shut down its plants in Japan, and one hybrid battery maker is also down. Albany Toyota has three Priuses in stock but says they could go quickly because of high gas prices.

"The plant is due to stay shut down until Tuesday of next week from what we understand if that's the case we should not have any issues our biggest concern is if gas prices continue to increase," Mark Wamsley, Toyota of Albany.

Other Japanese automakers were also affected by plant closures and thousands of cars destroyed by the disaster.

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