CARS WAITED IN LINE 6 BLOCKS LONG FOR GAS; EVENTUALLY THEY RAN OUT

Cars waited in a line that stretched from 101st Street and West End Avenue to 96th Street and around the corner to get gas on Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m. The line stretched so far, that gas station attendants had to close it off to new cars around 2:30 p.m. because the station was running out of gas, our tipster, Gail Wein told us. It’s not clear if everyone in the line ended up getting filled up. Hurricane Sandy has led to gas shortages in the Northeast.

Update: We hear from a commenter that the police started turning people away at 2:30 and that people in line before that got gas.

Photos by Gail Wein and Laura Weiss (top).

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    1. Uws resident says:

      I heard that the police helped the gas station on 96th street count cars and allow all customers who waited on line before 2:30pm to get gas. The police then closed the line.

    2. Anonymous says:

      The line actually went to 105th street at times!

    3. LL says:

      That place is crowded on a “good” day, so……