Greenwich police say lines are forming at gas stations in town as people from the New York City area drive into Connecticut in search of fuel.
Police Lt. Kraig Gray is urging out-of-town drivers to continue a few miles up the shoreline to Stamford or Norwalk, where gasoline is also widely available and there are no lines.
Gray said New Yorkers stopping at the first Connecticut exits off Interstate 95 are creating traffic jam and "making it difficult for everybody." Greenwich is on the state line with New York.
Fuel shortages in the New York metro area have hindered efforts to recover four days after superstorm Sandy. At one gas station in Brooklyn, a line stretched at least 10 blocks through narrow and busy streets.
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Sunday, July 27 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:19:04 GMT
NWS: Macroburst hit north Phoenix with 100 mph winds
A macroburst with winds in excess of 100 mph hit north Phoenix Saturday night, snapping power poles, toppling trees and cutting power to 33,000 utility customers, the National Weather Service said.More >
Intense macrobursts can cause tornado-force damage of up to F3 intensity, the National Weather Service said after it confirmed the event. The Paradise Valley Hospital sustained rooftop damage.More >
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Leaders of Oasis Church say they received more than 1,000 inquiries about the free house, but those interested say it would cost too much to move the structure.More >
A free house offer fell through for a Pascagoula church. Last month, WLOX reported that Oasis Church wanted to find a good home for an old house. Leaders posted the house on social media and Craigslist. The post went viral, but there were no takers. So this week, the house came crashing down.More >