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New Jersey To End Odd-Even Gas Rationing On Tuesday

Gas Line in Manalapan, New Jersey (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Gas Line in Manalapan, New Jersey (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Odd-even gas rationing will end at 6 a.m. Tuesday in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie announced.

New Jersey was the first to impose the system on Nov. 3 in an attempt to ease fuel shortages and long gas lines that sprung up after superstorm Sandy slammed the region.

The gas crisis developed in the aftermath of Sandy, which left many gas stations reeling because of a lack of power and problems getting deliveries.

On Monday, Christie said gas supplies are plentiful and there are no more lines at the pumps.

The rationing was in effect in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

The odd-even gas rationing system remains in effect for Long Island and New York City, where it was imposed last Friday.

The restrictions have shortened gas lines in New York, but the odd-even rationing system hasn’t helped with supply, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.

“This is more serious than any shortage or disruption of supply that I’ve ever seen,” said Ralph Bombariere, head of the New York State Association of Service Stations.

About 40 percent of gas stations in Nassau County and parts of Queens still can’t get gasoline even though they have power, said Bombariere.