Hurricane Sandy (9), gas rationing in NYC

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An overview of the NYC gas stations in Manhattan and part of Queens. Red does not have gas, green probably has long lines

We are more that a week after hurricane Sandy. Last Wednesday we already had a second storm, Athena. A blizzard in fact, that left a few inches of snow on the New York streets and made the temperatures drop below the freezing point.

Several colleagues of mine still do not have their power restored, and the people in the heavily hit areas are still coping without any power in the whole area. 

The MTA has restored a lot of subway lines. Some of the drowned subway tunnels have been pumped dry and are ready to go again. The A train to the Rockaways will take longer, since whole sections of the tracks have been washed away, and one of the stations was filled with debris, like a jet ski and a speedboat.

Although Athena did not do much harm and felt like a summer breeze compared to Sandy, it managed to take out the fuel supply further.

I can fill up on odd days!
So, the gas shortages are still an issue. Many gas stations do have their power back, but no gas to sell. As per today a rationing plan has gone into effect:
On odd days, only cars with a license plate ending in an odd number (or a letter) can pump gas, on even days, the other way around. I just figured out my car is in the odd category. If this takes long I'll have a slight advantage since months with odd days will give me two days in a row to pump gas. Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt. Deze fake-tekst heb ik 

sylviandavid says:
Enjoyed reading this..... Thanks so much for sharing it.... it's all so sad... we have had massive flooding here but you have so many more people...
Posted on: Nov 10, 2012
sylviandavid says:
Rationing! That would be so hard! I'll bet there's a lot of car pooling now....
Posted on: Nov 10, 2012
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An overview of the NYC gas station…
An overview of the NYC gas statio…
I can fill up on odd days!
I can fill up on odd days!
photo by: Fitnessguru729