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Drivers head to Connecticut for gas

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DARIEN, CT (WFSB) -

Gas shortages reported after Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey have caused people to cross the Connecticut border to find fuel.

Many gas stations, especially along I-95, have been reporting an uptick in out-of-state drivers looking for fuel. On Monday, it was no different. 

"It's terrible, it's terrible," said Jin Kin of New York "It's very hard to get gas."

A gas station in Darien along Interstate 95 had to close early on Sunday, because its supply was running low.

"I'm pumping on average an hour 1,000 gallons," said the gas station's owner. "So busy, busy. It's crazy."

A Greenwich gas station had out-of-state drivers line up just to get gasoline even though it cost about 60 cents more per gallon than average.

"I'd rather pay and not wait on the line," said one New York resident, who did not want to be identified.

Employees at one gas station in Norwalk said they sold three times the amount of gas they usually sell in one day - in only 12 hours.

Some people are even starting to sell gas on Craigslist. There's no way to tell where the gas is coming from, but it's an indication of how desperate people have become to fill up their tanks.

"I feel bad for everyone, everyone," said Ralph Benzenberg. "I've been fortunate, you know but you see all these people trying to heat their houses."

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