Weekend Gas Lines Ease Up in NY But Might Return
People in cars and on foot line up for free gas in the Jamaica neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Trucks provided by the U.S. Department of Defense at the direction of President Barack Obama at this site and others were deployed in coordination with the New York National Guard at the direction of the governor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
NEW YORK (AP) — At least for one day, drivers in the New York region seem to be getting a break from spending hours in gas lines after Superstorm Sandy.
Around New York City, they still waited longer than usual Saturday at stations. But the lines that stretched a dozen Manhattan blocks earlier in the week at some stations were far shorter. Many were closed — for lack of fuel or taking a break.
In Brooklyn, drivers waited about 20 minutes at most, much less than in previous days.
But on Staten Island, the few open stations were busier, with about 20 cars lined up on one street amid stalled traffic.
In New Jersey, state-imposed gas limits continued in 12 of 21 counties.