JOY OF SHARING: Drop Off Locations I Online Donation I Donate by texting JOY to 41444 I #JoyOfSharing

Local

New Jersey Governor Christie Orders Odd-Even Gas Rationing For Some

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)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will move to an odd-even gas rationing system in 12 counties at noon on Saturday.

Gov. Chris Christie ordered the odd-even system to help ease fuel shortages and extended lines for gasoline that have occurred since a superstorm decimated the coast this week.

Residents with license plates ending in an even number will be able to buy gas on even-numbered days and residents with plates ending in an odd number can make gas purchases on odd-numbered days.

The following counties are effected by the odd-even gas sales: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.

Christie said Thursday that gas shortages and long lines are happening in the northern part of the state, but not in the southern portion.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Content On CBSPhilly

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 34,900 other followers