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Talk Back: How Goes The New Gas Station System?

On first day of odd-even gas rationing, a look into how it is impacting the lines at the pumps.

This morning at 5 a.m., New York State initiated an odd-even gas rationing system in an attempt to alleviate the long lines and overtaxed patience that have plagued the area for the past 10 days.

Reports of lines lasting as long as three hours, fights at the pumps, cars running out of gas while waiting on line and customers getting within close range of the pumps only to have the station run out of gas, were rampant across Long Island.

The odd-even rationing in theory should cut the lines in half. But is it working? For those with vanity, lettered, or odd numbered plates: What have you experienced at the pump today?

Let us know in the comments how the lines have been treating you.

Deborah F (Nesconset) November 09, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I have not personally purchased gas today, but saw that the lines were significantly shorter. One gas station that was pumping had no wait and another had a line about 10 cars deep on Portion Road. They should have done this much sooner!
Mickey Visco November 09, 2012 at 06:16 PM
They should of but Andrew Cuomo was TOO busy yelling at LIPA and CON Ed and then forgot that he told us LAST week that the gas shortage would only be a day or two!
ann marie November 09, 2012 at 07:00 PM
What is today, odd or even?
Chrissy Einemann November 09, 2012 at 09:07 PM
today is odd
Mary Beth Procaccini November 10, 2012 at 07:00 AM
I had NO wait.
aliarlf43 November 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Ha! The "magic pill" was the enactment of odd/even days. Funny thing is, nobody's checking, yet, there are no more lines!
ed mott November 15, 2012 at 05:11 PM
No wait -- it was great

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