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Hurricane Sandy gas shortage frustrates Hudson Valley

Customers get gas at the Valero station, where

Customers get gas at the Valero station, where there was no wait, on Westchester Avenue in Port Chester. (Nov. 8, 2012) Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Lines formed at gas stations throughout the Hudson Valley as residents continue to fill up their tanks in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Sandy. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Customers get gas at the Valero station, where
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Customers get gas at the Valero station, where there was no wait, on Westchester Avenue in Port Chester. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Drivers from across the region get gas at
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Drivers from across the region get gas at the BP station at South Kenisco and Westchester avenues in White Plains. Employees regulated customers with caution tape to avoid a line around the intersection. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Drivers from across the region get gas at
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Drivers from across the region get gas at the BP station at the corner of South Kenisco and Westchester Avenues in White Plains. Employees regulated customers with caution-tape to avoid a line around the intersection. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Drivers get fuel at the Mobil station at
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Drivers get fuel at the Mobil station at the corner of South Kenisco and Westchester Avenues in White Plains. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Pedestrians at the Yonkers BP station filled up
Photo Credit: Lili Holze-Glier

Pedestrians at the Yonkers BP station filled up gas containers to power generators and stranded cars. (Nov. 5, 2012)

Yonkers delis provided food and coffee for drivers
Photo Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier

Yonkers delis provided food and coffee for drivers trapped in lines for fuel. (Nov. 5, 2012)

Cars stretched for blocks beyond the Gulf gas
Photo Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier

Cars stretched for blocks beyond the Gulf gas station in Yonkers Monday. (Nov. 5, 2012)

Sagar Malaysian of Ultimate Quality Fuel in Yonkers
Photo Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier

Sagar Malaysian of Ultimate Quality Fuel in Yonkers fears they won't have gas again for weeks. (Nov. 5, 2012)

The Mobile station on Route 59 in Nanuet
Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

The Mobile station on Route 59 in Nanuet is out of gas. (Nov. 5, 2012)

People wait in line for gas along McLean
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

People wait in line for gas along McLean Ave in Yonkers as utility trucks carrying fallen trees pass by. While many gas stations in the region have re-opened since last Friday, fuel is still scarce in the Hudson Valley. (Nov. 5, 2012)

Customers waitd for hours to fill their tanks
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Customers waitd for hours to fill their tanks at the Sunoco on Ardsley Rd and Central Park Ave in Greenville. Gas is scarce after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Hudson Valley and damaged several ports on the East Coast responsible for shipping the fuel across the country. (Nov. 1, 2012)

A man exits his car to survey the
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

A man exits his car to survey the long line for gas at the Shell station on McLean Ave and Monroe Pl in Yonkers. Gas is scarce after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Hudson Valley and damaged several ports on the East Coast responsible for shipping the fuel across the country. (Nov. 5, 2012)

Police presence at the New CIty Stop and
Photo Credit: Susan Stava Susan Stava

Police presence at the New CIty Stop and Shop gas pump area. (November 2, 2012

Police at a Mobil station in Stony Point
Photo Credit: Susan Stava

Police at a Mobil station in Stony Point try to keep things orderly and under control. (Nov. 3, 2012)

Jaye Salvati, of Yonkers pumps gas at the
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Jaye Salvati, of Yonkers pumps gas at the Getty gas station on Nepperhan and Odell aves. Gas is scarce after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Hudson Valley and damaged several ports on the East Coast responsible for shipping the fuel across the country. (Nov. 1, 2012)

A man waiting in line to get gas
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

A man waiting in line to get gas at the Sunoco station on Ardsley Rd and Central Park Ave in Greenville calls out after another person cut in line. Gas is scarce after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Hudson Valley and damaged several ports on the East Coast responsible for shipping the fuel across the country. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Customers waited for hours to fill their tanks
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Customers waited for hours to fill their tanks at the Sunoco on Ardsley Road and Central Park Avenue in Greenville. Gas is scarce after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Hudson Valley and damaged several ports on the East Coast responsible for shipping the fuel across the country. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Yonkers police were called to the Getty gas
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Yonkers police were called to the Getty gas station on Nepperhan and Odell aves to maintain order as customers waited for hours to fill their tanks. Gas is scarce after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Hudson Valley and damaged several ports on the East Coast responsible for shipping the fuel across the country. (Nov. 1, 2012)

The owner of the Getty gas station on
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The owner of the Getty gas station on Nepperhan and Odell aves in Yonkers, simply known as Moe, argues with customer Orlando Ortiz, left, of Yonkers, about cutting the line to fill his container with gas. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Customers waited for hours to fill their tanks
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Customers waited for hours to fill their tanks at the Getty gas station on Nepperhan and Odell aves. Gas is scarce after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Hudson Valley and damaged several ports on the East Coast responsible for shipping the fuel across the country. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Customers waitd for hours to fill their tanks
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Customers waitd for hours to fill their tanks at the Sunoco on Ardsley Rd and Central Park Ave in Greenville. Gas is scarce after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Hudson Valley and damaged several ports on the East Coast responsible for shipping the fuel across the country. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Owner Michael Tatlian fills a gas container for
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Owner Michael Tatlian fills a gas container for a customer at his Sunoco station on Ardsley Rd and Central Park Ave in Greenville. Gas is scarce after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Hudson Valley and damaged several ports on the East Coast responsible for shipping the fuel across the country. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Sunoco manager Helen Raguso, of Yorktown Heights, maintains
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Sunoco manager Helen Raguso, of Yorktown Heights, maintains order in a line that spanned nearly two miles on Ardsley Rd and Central Park Ave in Greenville. Gas is scarce after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Hudson Valley and damaged several ports on the East Coast responsible for shipping the fuel across the country. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Several people wait to fill their gas containers
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Several people wait to fill their gas containers at the Getty gas station on Nepperhan and Odell aves. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano placed a 10-gallon limit on all gas stations in the city due to the high demand and limited resources of the fuel. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Customers wait in line at the Getty gas
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Customers wait in line at the Getty gas station on Nepperhan and Odell avenues in Yonkers. Fuel shortages have plagued the region, leading officials to ration supplies. (Nov. 1, 2012)

In response to high demand and low supply,
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

In response to high demand and low supply, YonkersMayor Mike Spano Thursday announced a 10-gallon gasoline limit for customers. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Jaye Salvati, of Yonkers, argues with a Yonkers
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Jaye Salvati, of Yonkers, argues with a Yonkers police officer about people cutting the line at the Getty gas station at the corner of Nepperhan and Odell avenues. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Donna Goggin of New City struggles to close
Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

Donna Goggin of New City struggles to close a gas can at Costco in Nanuet. "My generator is getting hooked up right now. It's brand new," she said, adding that she was finally able to buy one at Sears. She waited in line for 90 minutes. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Donna Goggin of New City had a full
Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

Donna Goggin of New City had a full trunk of gas cans after visiting the pump at Costco in Nanuet. "My generator is getting hooked up right now. It's brand new," she said, adding that she was finally able to buy one at Sears. She waited in line for 90 minutes. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Drivers wait in line for gas at a
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascareñas

Drivers wait in line for gas at a Citgo at the corner of Lake Street and Eastview Avenue in White Plains. (Nov. 1, 2012)

About 350 cars wait in line for gas
Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

About 350 cars wait in line for gas at Costco in Nanuet, according to store manager Skip Leonhard, who was directing cars in a long line around the building. "I had a tanker deliver last night and again this morning. That's 16,000 gallons of gas, and I'm almost out again." (Nov. 1, 2012)

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