NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Reminiscent of the days after Superstorm Sandy, many gas stations around the region ran dry Friday as drivers rushed to fill up their tanks and gas cans.
In New York, gas lines quickly grew at several stations while drivers searched for fuel.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
“I think everybody is trying to take whatever precautions necessary to avoid another devastation,” said Long Beach resident Michelle Ginsberg.
Douglas Beman of Greenburgh was thinking of Sandy as he filled his Tahoe and a 5-gallon gas can at a Mobil station.
“Sandy taught me this lesson,” he said. “Stock up on gasoline.”
But some drivers had a hard time finding stations that were still open.
“Two gas stations have been closed already and this is the third one we’re coming to and obviously there’s a line,” Carol Kerr, who was waiting at a Hess station in Long Beach, told CBS 2’s Tony Aiello.