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You better check your license plate before fill your car up tomorrow — because if you don’t have the right number, you’re not going to get a drop of gas.
With mile-long lines still forming by gas stations across the fuel-famished borough, Mayor Bloomberg took a page out of New Jersey Gov. Christie’s book today, ordering a gas-rationing system based on one’s license plate number.
Beginning tomorrow at 6 am, only vehicles with license plates ending in an odd number or letter will be able to get gas. Cars with license plates ending in an even number will be able to queue up on Saturday, the mayor said, adding that for the foreseeable future, vehicles with plates ending in an odd number will be able to fuel up on odd-numbered days and vice-versa.
“Last week’s storm hit the fuel network hard — and knocked out critical infrastructure needed to distribute gasoline,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “Even as the region’s petroleum infrastructure slowly returns to normal, the gasoline supply remains a real problem for thousands of New York drivers.”
Bloomberg said that alternating days is the best way to shorten lines and ease the pressure on Brooklyn’s fill-up spots — a measure that has some Brooklyn legislators cheering.
“This has become the biggest issue for many residents,” said Councilman David Greenfield (D–Bensonhurst), who has repeatedly called for fuel rationing. “This situation has gotten out of control over the past week, making it imperative that government take immediate action.”email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/WillBredderman
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