Long Lines for Gas Mark the Landscape

Several stations shut down, while cars back up along main roads. Police keep order at the scene.

The post-Hurricane Sandy gas crunch continued Friday, as unusually long lines marked the landscapes of local main roads.

In downtown Mount Kisco, several policemen were on Route 117 to keep order for those who formed a long line to access the BP station near the Byram Lake Road intersection. An ad hoc second lane for southbound section of 117 was formed in the process, with the line backing up close to the St Marks Place intersection.

Tara Bongiorno, who lives on Boltis Street and adjacent to the station, spent time trying to keep traffic stable.

"Keep it clear!" she shouted.

The long lines did not mean things were chaotic, however. Bongiorno said the station's staff was doing a good job keeping things organized. 

The lines played out in a similar fashion in the northern part of Mount Kisco, as police directed drivers into a special lane for gas at the Mobil station near the 117/Preston Way intersection. In Millwood, a similarly long queue of cars backed up along Route 100 for the Millwood Market gas station.

Several stations closed without no gas left. Examples included both of Chappaqua's gas stations (Mobil at the Route 117/Route 120 intersection, and the Shell on South Greeley Avenue), the American station in Mount Kisco and the Mobil Station in southern Mount Kisco that's near the New Castle border.

jon November 03, 2012 at 10:24 AM
I wish the town or coned would clarify what exactly they are doing. It does not appear that any work is being done to remove downed trees or fix the power lines. My neighborhood on Sheather road and Harriman has several dangerous down trees that have not been touched. Everyone that i speak with has the same story. yesterday there were 3 trucks form the town and 8 workers on the block not doing anything.
Dalton 22 November 03, 2012 at 11:52 AM
It's good that westchester pays the highest taxes in the country. If we payed the lowest in the country power wouldn't be back on for months. Way to hustle Con Ed. You guys are doing an amazing job and should go on strike again to demand another undeserved raise. Governor Cuomo ordered an investigation to determine if power companies were properly prepared for the storm. I'm sure con Ed was preparing around the clock getting ready. They practiced day and night sitting in trucks doing nothing. It was exhausting for them. Con Ed is the best monolply this state has. I'm sure all the other unions love the hard work and danger who have created for them. As well as all the senior citizens, veterans, and disabled that are suffering. Great job con Ed. Your on it alright
Craig November 03, 2012 at 11:59 AM
I waited on line for 2 hours to get gas and was so excited after filling up I poured a little on the ground for my homies.
Tom Auchterlonie (Editor) November 03, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Updates on gas (as of early Saturday afternoon): - The Chappaqua Moms Facebook group has posts about the Shell station on South Greeley having gas again. ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/5079838738 ) - Kathy Feeney, who runs the Best of Kisco blog, tweets that the BP station on Route 117, by the TJ Maxx plaza, has gas. ( https://twitter.com/bestofkisco ) - Mark LePage, a Chappaqua resident and Pleasantville architect, tweets that Millwood Market has gas. ( https://twitter.com/FivecatStudio )
Tom Auchterlonie (Editor) November 03, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Another update: Our sister site, Pleasantville-Briarcliff Manor Patch, reports that gas stations in Pleasantville's Old Village section have gas.


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