Drivers Waiting For 6 Hours At Midtown Gas Station
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NEW YORK ( CBSNewYork) – With patience running thin and tension running high in the fight for fuel after Superstorm Sandy, the scene at area gas stations has been chaotic.
On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said gas is finally on its way. But not soon enough.
Speaking at a news conference, Gov. Cuomo acknowledged there is a shortage of fuel, but said “there is no reason to panic.”
Try telling that to drivers at the Hess station at 44th Street and 10th Ave. As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reports, drivers coming up from the South are waiting six hours to fill their tanks at the station.
CBSNewYork.com is asking area residents to utilize our Facebook page as a command post for information about gas stations with supply and a place to get tips on where you could possibly fill up.
The situation got so intense in Queens on Thursday, one man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing after he tried to cut a line at a gas station and pointed a pistol at another motorist who complained, according to the District Attorney Richard Brown.