Queues at New York gas stations
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New York Mayor Bloomberg imposes post-Sandy fuel ration

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered number plate-based petrol rationing, 10 days after Storm Sandy ravaged the city.

Fuel shortages since the storm hit have led to hours-long waiting times at pumps, and traffic chaos for commuters struggling to get to work.

Similar measures were introduced in New Jersey on Saturday and will also be enforced in New York's Long Island.

Only 25% of New York's petrol stations are operating, Mr Bloomberg added.

Richard Galpin reports.

  • 09 Nov 2012