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Lines At The Pump? You May Want To Head South, Says Gov. Christie

Customers line up to refill gasoline tanks along Route 22, October 31, 2012 in Union, New Jersey. Though nearly lined with gas stations, only two had both electricity and fuel to dispense as residents continue to cope with widespread damage and region-wide power outages resulting from Hurricane Sandy.(Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Customers line up to refill gasoline tanks along Route 22, October 31, 2012 in Union, New Jersey. Though nearly lined with gas stations, only two had both electricity and fuel to dispense as residents continue to cope with widespread damage and region-wide power outages resulting from Hurricane Sandy.(Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says motorists frustrated by long gas lines in northern New Jersey might want to head to South Jersey.

Christie said Friday only 25 percent of stations north of Interstate 195 are open and operating. But he says 90 percent south of I-95 are in service.

Widespread power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy have left many stations unable to operate their gas pumps.

At a news conference in Brick, Christie said federal emergency management officials will be delivering generators to gas stations that are equipped to use them.

But he notes that not all stations can run on generators.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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