Drivers In Westchester Continue To Hunt For Gasoline
ARDSLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Drivers from the Bronx, Yonkers and all across southern Westchester have been on the hunt for gas stations with short lines and plenty of gas.
Signs reading ‘no gas’ have been posted at a Shell station on Executive Blvd. in Yonkers, which had been a major destination for gas in the days after Sandy hit.
WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reports
A few miles north in Ardsley, a different Shell station on Route 9 continues to offer gas, at $4.49 per gallon for regular, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
There is no gallon limit for those filling up.
Some drivers not used to pumping their own gas even ventured out to fill up.
“I just feel like something might get caught on fire. Could that happen?” one nervous Bronx resident asked while filling up. “I’m glad to be getting this gas because I have no food left in my house.”
A line of about 30 cars waited for gas around lunchtime on Tuesday, Cornell reported.
“This is not bad at all. I’m from Yonkers and the lines there have been absolutely ridiculous,” one driver told Cornell. “This one seems to be promising. I’m on my lunch break and I just came by and I saw there was barely anybody on line so I lucked out big-time.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the gas situation is improving, but consumers are continuing to slow down the progress by buying more fuel than they need.
“The fuel delivery system is coming back on line slowly and it’s coming together,” Cuomo said. “What has compounded the problem has been the ‘panic buying.’ The lines are longer and we are buying more fuel than we would normally be buying.”
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