Gas rationing begins in NY; power outages persist
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day is going into effect in New York.
Police will be at gas stations Friday morning to enforce the new system in New York City and on Long Island. Officials say it was imposed because something had to be done to ease the long waits for fuel, which they say has caused panic-buying and hoarding.
A nor'easter that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of new people-- mostly in New York and New Jersey -- also has erased some of the progress made by utility crews. Some people, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, have lost patience and are demanding investigations of utilities they say aren't working fast enough.