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New York and Long Island impose gas rations

After Sandy, lines for gas lingered for hours in the region


Associated Press
November 9, 2012 1:57AM (UTC)

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and officials in the Long Island counties of Nassau and Suffolk have decided to start an even-odd gas rationing plan beginning at 5 a.m. Friday.

The plan means that gasoline will be available to drivers with licenses plate numbers ending in an odd number Friday, which is Nov. 9.

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Saturday will begin days for gas services for drivers with plate numbers ending in an even number.

Bloomberg says at a briefing that only 25 percent of the city's gas stations are open. He estimated the shortage could last another couple of weeks.


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