Gas Shortages Hit the Rivertowns [VIDEO]

Some stations are closed—with no electricity and/or gas because of Hurricane Sandy— while other have very long lines.

If you were able to pull into a gas station in the Tri-State area over the last few days, fill up and be on your way, consider yourself lucky.

Thousands of drivers have to drive farther to find a gas station that not only has power, but gasoline. 

The Rivertowns are no exception. While stations like the Lamboros Service Station at 1 N. Broadway in Irvington and the Mobil at 430 Broadway in Dobbs Ferry were either out of gas or closed, long lines of cars patiently wait to fill-up at local stations like the Gulf Station at 170 Old White Plains Rd. in Tarrytown and the Getty Station at 420 Broadway in Dobbs Ferry. 

Click on our video to see what some patient drivers had to say while waiting to fill up at the Getty Station in Dobbs Ferry. 

New Jersey has been hit the hardest with more than 80 percent of filling stations unable to sell gasoline, according to Sal Risalvato, head of the New Jersey Gasoline, Convenience, Automotive Association (NJGCA).

The problem is not a lack of gasoline in the Northeast, but widespread power outages and the logistical problems created by the storm that are making it difficult to get fuel from refineries and terminals to those who need it according to a recent Huffington Post article.

Out on Long Island, the scene at some gas stations turned chaotic as gas lines extend down Middle Neck Road in Great Neck, leading to workers having to direct traffic out in the street.

You can see video of this on the Great Neck Patch.

"It's crazy," said White Plains resident J.P. Endres, who had to go on a journey around Westchester today to try and find gas with unsuccessful results.

"I first went to Lake St. in West Harrison, then up to Purchase, then to the Mobil station off the Hutchinson River Parkway which was backed up for over a mile," Endres explained, "it's really is a bad situation."

Drivers all over Westchester and Rockland are finding long lines at the pumps, at the stations that are not darkened by loss of power.

What gas stations in your town are up and running? Leave the station name and location in the comments below so other drivers know what locations are best for fueling up.

Glenda Berman November 01, 2012 at 09:59 PM
According to the Yorktown Patch "I just saw today the Shell and Mobil gas stations in downtown Yorktown (at the intersection of Rt. 202 and 35) are open. Let us know how it goes and if you see any other gas stations".
kyle November 01, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Stay home let the electrical compnies do thier job! Don't be a gas hoard!


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