Transportation Nightmare: Gas Shortage, Gridlock

Drivers line up for hours hoping to fill gas cans while commuters deal with crippled subway system.
3:00 | 11/01/12

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but we also want to take you around a city trying to get through the day in grid lock. Look. Legions lining up to board buses. And across the region, someone called it gas-mageddon, as huge lines swelled at gas stations, waiting for hours to fill up their plastic gas containers or their tanks. And abc's alex perez has that story. Reporter: There's a line of cars over there, diane, but i want to show you this line of people. Some of them have been waiting for hours, waiting for a gallon of gas. May not seem like tha lot, but at this point, it's the only way to get by. Superstorm sandy has led to a flood of desperate drivers waiting in lines miles deep just to get gas. So, we're here in new jersey, where the line of cars waiting for gas stretches out of sight. We're going to find just how long the line is. Car five. 28. Light pickup, number 58. I got here at 9:59 a.M. And it's 1:00 in the afternoon. I'm by myself. I can't leave the car. I feel like I'm going to faint over here. Reporter:102. But lines in new jersey and new york today, not just for gas. You're seeing the line completely around the building. Reporter: With the subway largely out of commission, the line of people waiting for the bus stretched for blocks. Where are the buses? Reporter: Driving wasn't much easier, either. Checkpoints were set up on the highways to force people to carpool. So, this is car number 150 and this line continues, further than the eye can see. After hours of waiting, those at the end are in for some bad news. No more gas, guys. Reporter: Sandy may be long gone, but certainly not forgotten. And here, they are pumping gas until they run out but some owners tell me they have already gone completely dry, out of gas, and some of them say it will be at least ten days before they're able to restock. Diane?

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