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

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.

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