(NEW YORK) — Those in New Jersey too young to remember the 1970s were still doomed to repeat one of the worst periods of that decade: long lines for gasoline.
With many filling stations rendered inoperable due to power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy, motorists throughout the state were forced on Wednesday to wait an hour or longer in some cases just to fill up their tanks or gas cans to keep home generators running.
Back in the 70s, gas supply shortages were blamed for the interminable lines. This time, it’s about a shortage of electricity.
The crisis was clearly evident on the Garden State Parkway running north to south through New Jersey as service areas reported lines of cars that stretched for miles.
Most people were resigned to the inconvenience, given all the other troubles New Jerseyans are going through because of Sandy.
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