Friday, November 2, 2012
Queens is out of gas!
From the Queens Courier:
With millions of New Yorkers heading back to work and limited subway service, many residents hopped in their cars only to find no place to fill up.
“Gas is in short supply,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed at the daily press conference updating New Yorkers on the city’s response to Hurricane Sandy.
Long lines litter the gas stations throughout the borough that still have gas, with drivers waiting more than hour.
There have been refineries or distribution sites that have had issues post-Sandy causing them to shut down and those problems have cascaded through the system, the mayor said.
One gas station owner in Fresh Meadows said it may be days before the shortage is over.
“The terminals that supply fuel to the gas stations are out of order, so it will probably take a few days. I own a gas station. We as gas station owners were told that we will not see any gas for 3 days (and that was yesterday). The terminals are out of power,” he said.
Other stations are still without electricity, preventing them from pumping gas.