New Jersey Begins Gas Rationing Today
When you can get gas depends on your license plate number
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2012 6:20 AM CDT
People line up at a gas station waiting to fill up Friday in Newark, N.J. The new rules don't apply to people on foot.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(Newser) – Help may be on the way, but there's still nowhere near enough gas to around in New Jersey. As a result, drivers will have to check their license plates before filling up: It's gas-rationing time, a la the 1970s, reports NJ.com. Starting today, drivers with license plates ending in even numbers can get gas only on even days of the month, and those with odd numbers on odd days. The rule is in effect in the 12 hardest-hit counties. For the record, those with vanity plates fall into the "odd" category.

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Hunter89123
Nov 3, 2012 11:38 AM CDT
They should get generators to all the undamaged gas stations that are without power. The should have had every gas station storage tank full before the storm. They flap lips while people freeze! There are millions of gallons of gas in the closed gas stations. Every gas station could had a plan to get a backup generator. Every police or fire station should have a portable power supply to power a gas station. Everyone should vote out of office the elected officials that are letting them freeze.
homer57
Nov 3, 2012 10:51 AM CDT
The question is asked: How do you blame Obama (admin) for this crisis w/the hurricane? Don't you remember, I believe it was R. immanuel who said we will NOT let any good crisis go to waste....The man was right this is just one more crisis that will be used to shut down and get "TOTAL" control of this nation...This should also be a warning of what is to come...Get raedy for it!!
Rammrodd
Nov 3, 2012 9:38 AM CDT
This is a minute glimpse of what's in store for the USA if Obama is re-elected: A Mad Max nightmare existence where outlaws rule & honest citizens cower under the wreckage.