Pols to NY Drivers: Steer Clear of Gas Pump Greed

Gov. Cuomo cautions against what he called "panic buying"

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012  |  Updated 3:26 PM EDT
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As more and more people emerge from storm damaged areas looking for a place to stay, lengthy lines with hours long waits are forming at gas stations that still have fuel and power.  News 4's Chris Glorioso reports from Carteret, New Jersey.

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As more and more people emerge from storm damaged areas looking for a place to stay, lengthy lines with hours long waits are forming at gas stations that still have fuel and power. News 4's Chris Glorioso reports from Carteret, New Jersey.

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Politicians are urging New York drivers to steer clear of fear and greed at the pump.

Sen. Charles Schumer issued a plea on Tuesday: "Please don't hoard."

He says if you really need gas, get it. But don't buy it "just in case."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo also cautioned against what he called "panic buying."

He acknowledged that people now "get nervous" about a dropping gas gauge, and about gas station lines.

But both politicians said that can only make the overall situation worse.

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