Hurricane Sandy's Aftermath: Long Lines at Gas Stations

New Jersey residents wait for hours to fill up car tanks and containers for home generators.
3:00 | 10/31/12

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Many people without power and now relying on backup generators. Are also facing a another problem. No gasoline. Many gas stations are reporting long lines in it incredibly long lines I was in your purse or wallet isn't Moran is there you have seen them long lines -- -- Absolutely Liz and bill -- credibly long lines as you said. What customers who just got -- -- -- here at the Hess gas station in Paramus. Told us that he had been waiting for three hours. People -- not only desperate -- she sent to fill up their tanks but also to -- containers. For their home generators. It's a scene reminiscent of the 1970s after the OPEC oil embargo. -- Back. That destination this -- gas station in Paramus up and running because of an external generator. We had a -- and you've been -- now going -- And detonated -- drunk yet -- just showed up. Just in time for customers like this teenager. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But we were stunned when after that weight she asked for just twenty dollars of regular that's right yeah. I am happy ending up. This woman didn't make it to the gas station her car stuck in a nearby parking lot. Of its. And thanks -- -- most customers were getting gas to go. I noticed you've got a container -- -- that's our that's for the candidate and a happy -- the back. You're that desperate to get -- happy kids at home. And with the damage so extensive to the entire distribution system. Utility companies say thousands in New Jersey may need to rely for days on generators or stay in the dark. You have to go out every -- to -- -- We count against your -- safest thing you. -- you might be back tomorrow probably -- back every day until we have our lives last player like Paul was ten days. Yet the fact is no longer the power stays out a longer lines like this one here in Paramus. Are likely to get live from Paramus Sarah Wallace channel seven Eyewitness News.

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