Skip to comments.Gasoline rationing begins in NYC; power outages continue to stymie recovery efforts (Bush's Fault!)
Posted on 11/09/2012 4:20:46 AM PST by tobyhill
A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York Friday morning as a nor'easter that knocked out power anew to hundreds of thousands of customers erased some of the progress made by utility crews.
Police were at gas stations to enforce the new system in New York City and on Long Island.
"This is designed to let everybody have a fair chance, so the lines aren't too oppressive and that we can get through this," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
The nor'easter brought gusting winds, rain and snow on Wednesday and early Thursday before it moved on. Snow blanketed several states from New York to New England and stymied recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy as additional storm-weakened trees snapped and more power lines came down.
Hundreds of thousands of utility customers, mostly in New York and New Jersey, have been left waiting for their electricity to come back on and some are losing patience, demanding investigations of utilities they say aren't working fast enough.
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But, but, but - wait a minute; all their politicians have told everyone that a big junk of their fuel-tax money should be spent on “mass transit”, so where’s all the extra trains?? Don’t they all really prefer to just walk to a train or bus stop than to get in a car??? That’s what their politicians have told everyone.
Hey, well at least Obama cares!
NOT a photoshop. Sign from one of their centers when they closed up shop with the Nor'easter bearing down.
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