New Jersey orders gas rationing to help with long lines

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- It is a radical effort to try to get those long gas lines across the east coast under control.

For the first time in more than three decades, New Jersey has issued a gas rationing.

Its an odd-even rationing system in 12 counties.

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

Governor Chris Christie ordered the system to help use fuel shortages and extended lines from Superstorm Sandy.

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