Since Hurricane Sandy hit, gas stations all over NYC and New Jersey have been selling out of gas faster than they can stock up on it. People have been lining up FOR HOURS -- sometimes in cars, other times on foot carrying brightly-colored canisters -- just to get their hands on some.
Last week, Mayor Bloomberg signed an emergency order to cut down on all of the madness, which states the following (via Park Slope Patch):
- Vehicles with license plates ending in an even number or the number “0” can make purchases of motor fuel on even numbered days.
- Vehicles with license plates ending in an odd number can make purchases of motor fuel on odd numbered days.
- Vehicles with licenses plates ending in a letter or other character can make purchases on odd numbered days.
- Commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, buses and paratransit vehicles, Medical Doctor (MD) plates and vehicles licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission are exempt.