NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New Yorkers are gassing up on Manhattan’s West Side as a potentially historic blizzard slams the region.

As 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported, there were anxious faces at the Mobile gas station on Eleventh Avenue as people looked to fill up in case stations run out of fuel.

Some people were carrying 20 gallon tanks for their snow blowers, generators or delivery trucks.

Castillo was filling up three 20 gallon tanks.

“For snow blowers,” he said.

Then there was Mark, with a Toyota dealership.

“We’re gonna go pick up another car from Long Island. (And you’re going to drive to Long Island today?) Yes, right now,” Mark said, adding he hopes he makes it back to the city before the snow becomes too much.

Drivers were also seen lining up along 51st Street and Eleventh Avenue. Zee, who works at the gas station, was pumping away.

“I think we have plenty to take care of people,” he said. (Yea because there are lines here.) Yea there’s a big line, a big line.”

A blizzard warning is in effect for the metropolitan area through midnight Tuesday. The “potentially historic” storm could bury communities in up to 2 or more feet of snow.