NEW YORK (WKOW)-- 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 caused people to panic-buy and hoard gasoline.
Cars with plates ending in odd numbers, a letter, or other character, can buy fuel on odd-numbered days, like November 9. Cars ending in even numbers, or the number zero, can buy fuel on even numbered days, like November 10.
Gas rationing is just one of the effects of Superstorm Sandy, which stuck the East Coast over one week ago.
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