Gas Rationing to End on Long Island at Midnight Friday

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    A cab driver pushes his taxi cab forward in a line for gas in Brooklyn.

    Long Island's odd-even gas-rationing program will end at midnight Friday. 

    The measure was put into effect last Friday as a way to relieve frustration and long lines at the pump as the region continues to recover from damage Sandy caused to fuel distribution networks.

    It will expire at 11:59 p.m. this Friday.

    Until city officials say otherwise, the gas-rationing pattern will remain in effect in New York City.

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    Drivers may find some relief from long lines at gas stations around New York City and Long Island after a new gas rationing program was announced by officials. They hope it brings order to stations in the area. Greg Cergol reports from Long Island.

    New York City drivers take note: Drivers with license plates ending in an even number can purchase fuel only on even-numbered days and drivers with plates ending in an odd number can buy on odd-numbered days. Vanity plates or those that don't end in a number will be considered odd.