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Free Mobile Gas Trucks Dispatched to New York City to Help With Shortage

By Jill Colvin | November 3, 2012 10:33am

NEW YORK CITY — Mobile gas trucks offering free fuel are being dispatched to key areas around the city, where drivers desperate for gasoline have been waiting six to seven hours in line to fill up their tanks.

The 5,000-gallon trucks, which are being provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, hit the streets Saturday morning, with 150,000 gallons of additional fuel available to restock the trucks throughout the day.

Cars will be able to fill up directly from the trucks — but will be limited to 10 gallons at a time.

The trucks will be sent to the following locations:

Queens Armory, 93-05 160th St. Jamaica, NY 11433

Bronx Armory, 10 West 195th St., Bronx, NY 10468

Brooklyn Armory, 1579 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

Staten Island/Elizabeth Armory, 321 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314

Freeport Armory, 63 Babylon Turnpike, Freeport, NY 11520

The state's port is also now open, after being closed during the storm, and 8 million gallons of fuel have already been delivered, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

"Fuel is on it's way. You don't have to panic," he said. "That situation has now been remedied."