Gas Rationing to Begin in 12 NJ Counties Hit By Sandy, Nov. 3
License plates ending in an odd number can get gas on odd numbered days of the month, while plates ending in an even number can get gas on even numbered days of the month.
A system of gas dispensation is to begin tomorrow, Nov. 3 statewide to combat long lines at the pump in 12 counties. The system does not apply to gas cans or gas for generators at this time.
According to a release from the Governor's Office, citizens statewide are now limited on the days in which they can fill up their gas tanks, as per the state Office of Emergency Management.
According to the state, plates ending in an even number can fill up on even numbered days of the month, while plates ending in an odd number can fill up on odd numbered days of the month.
Specialized or vanity plates, those not displaying any numbers, will be considered odd numbered plates, the release said.
This system is to begin at noon, Saturday, Nov. 3.
The order is in effect in the following counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.
This dispensation system will remain in effect as long as the limited states of energy emergency declared by the state in those counties, the release said.
"With the challenges we face in the storm’s aftermath, we will be vigilant in enforcing this odd-even system, as we ease the stresses on the system," said Attorney General Jeffery S. Chiesa, in a prepared statement. "I encourage all New Jerseyans to abide by this system – motorists and retail dealers alike – to ease wait times and improve access for everyone. Those who choose to disregard this order will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted under the Governor’s state of emergency authority."