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.