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Gas Shortage Continues to Plague Residents

Drivers wait in line all night at the few available stations in town.

Time to brake out the bicycles. These cars are going nowhere.

Gas shortages continued to plague drivers, who waited in line all night to fill their tanks at the few stations that still have gas. 

As seen in the 1-minute video above, taken Friday at 1:30 a.m., a caravan of drivers lined Deer Park Avenue to fuel their cars at Sunoco.

Superstorm Sandy, which tested the strength of Long Island's shores is now testing its residents. Stress and tensions are rising as the recovery process reaches day-five. Neighbors have reported yelling matches and fights at gas stations as locals grow less tolerant of the daily inconveniences, including power outages, spoiled food and poor road conditions.

The good news is that the U.S. Coast Guard opened the Port of New York and New Jersey on Thursday in order to have gasoline and fuel shipments brought into the area, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. Those low on fuel may want to wait on filling up until the shipments arrive to avoid the long lines.

In the meantime, Friday's sunny weather is an encouraging sign for a bike ride.

*Video by Asia Lee.

Anne November 03, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Who has gas in Deer Park / North Babylon area?
Darlene November 04, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Where the hell is all our relief from as the dumbocrat, OBAMA said , cut thru the red tape and help us??? This President is a LIAR!!!!!!!!! Whos the bs er??? NOT Romney!!!
Darlene November 04, 2012 at 03:15 PM
You are going to approve my message??? This site is ridiculous!!!

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