posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 09:29 PM
I woke up this morning to a text message from my wife who left before me, telling me I should get gas as soon as I can. That something was going on
and everyone at her job was freaking out. Now, knowing her, I didn't believe a word of it and thought it was just her worrying as normal and the
women she worked with where the same. As I was driving to work myself, I passed by all the gas stations and they looked normal.
But throughout the day at work I kept hearing things from other employees and customers. Gas station lines, running out, etc. And I'm thinking crap,
this is real. And it sounds bad. Everyone from New Jersey and NYC who can't get gas down there is coming up.
I leave work at 6 and I pass by literally 15 - 20 gas stations as I drive around. Every one either has a line of atleast 20 cars for each pump, hour
long waits or they have signs saying they have no gas. People are backed up way in the streets, apparently forgetting how you drive in America and
every road is an absolute mess. It's insanity and totally unsafe.
One of the rumors I here is that once it runs out tonight there won't be gas for several days. And I drive a big Jeep that get's about 12 mpg. So
I'm pretty much out of luck. I did get a little lucky though and found a Shell station where the wait was only about thirty minutes and I fill up.
But it won't last long and I'm not sure what I can do after if the shortage continues.
And it's not just this immediate area. All around for miles is the same. Every station.
Here's one of a few news links
rationgs gas, gouging reported around Hudson Valley
And some pictures I took driving around.
Out of gas
That picture doesn't show it but there were lines 10 cars long on each entrance.
And that one I past at 7pm and it was lines down the street blocking traffic, and when I past it again at 10pm it wasn't any shorter.
Apparently Sandy is going to affect the region much longer than the actual storm length.