Post-Sandy: Out of gas

Long lines form at gas stations in New Jersey and New York

Topics: New Jersey, New York, Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy, gas station,

For those who remember, the long lines at gas stations might strike up images of the Carter era; for everyone, the lines seem surreal, almost post-apocalyptic.

As much of the East Coast remains without power, gas stations are struggling to stay open and meet the increasing demands of customers several days after Hurricane Sandy hit.

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    Post-Sandy: Out of gas

    Police monitor lines of people who wait outside to fill up whatever they can carry. Some gas stations are not allowing cars to enter.

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    Steve Carter describes the lines in North Jersey as "Massive, Carter-era gas station lines."

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    Post-Sandy: Out of gas

    A gas station has sold out of gas in Borough Park, Brooklyn. According to the caption, "this is what you find in most gas stations" in the area. The AP reports that "power outages and flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy have forced many gas stations to close and disrupted the flow of fuel from refineries to those stations that are open."

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    Post-Sandy: Out of gas

    Taxis wait in line for a Hess gas station at 10th and 44th in New York City. Twitter user John De Guzman estimates the line extends down to 28th St.

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    Police monitor the Hess Gas Station in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.

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    A line forms in Nassau County, NY

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    People wait to fill up cans at a gas station in Toms River, N.J. Sandy has caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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    People wait in line to fill containers with gas at a Shell gas station in Keyport, N.J. In parts of New York and New Jersey, drivers lined up Thursday for hours at gas stations that were struggling to stay supplied. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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