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The gas shortage in New York due to Hurricane Sandy has become an increasingly frustrating experience for car owners in the area, with hours-long lines, near fistfights and many gas stations running out of gasoline before everyone can fill up their tanks. To help alleviate the scramble for gas until the supply gets back to normal, Mayor Bloomberg has signed an emergency order establishing an odd-even license plate system to bring a little order to the mayhem at the pump. Until further notice, vehicles with license plates ending in an even number may purchase gas on even days, and on odd numbered days, plates ending in a letter or odd number can have a go. Or if you really want to do yourself a favor, just take public transportation and skip the headache of waiting for gas altogether.

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