With nearly a third of gas stations still closed, Bloomberg re-ups rationing

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A gas line in Williamsburg in early November. (Timothy Krause via Flickr)
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Though New Jersey and Long Island have ended mandatory gas rationing, today Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that in New York City, rationing would persist through Friday.

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the region's gas distribution system, and on November 8, the mayor signed an executive order mandating odd-even gas rationing.

Though it's been nearly three weeks since the storm made landfall, its repercussions persist.

According to the city, nearly a third of all gas stations remain closed.

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In a statement, the mayor said that with Thanksgiving week approaching, he wants to "ensure we do not risk going back to the extreme lines we saw prior to the system being implemented."

So, through Friday, cars with license plates ending in an even number, or 0, can only buy gas on even-numbered days, and cars with plates ending in odd numbers, or letters, can only buy gas on odd-numbered days.

Commercial vehicles are still exempt.