CBS New York

SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – With the traffic nightmare causing frustration for Tri-State area drivers, the lines at the gas pump aren’t making the commute any easier.

WCBS 880′s Ginny Kosola: It’s Not Much Better In Queens

Filling up the tank has been a nightmare for area drivers since the storm hit. Overnight and into Thursday morning, drivers looking for fuel were met with incredibly long lines at the gas pump.

“So long as we have power outages to the level and degree that we do, we’ll see these gas shortages. It’s not actually a shortage of fuel, it’s the inability of getting it out of the tanks at a local gas station because they lack power,” AAA of Greater New York City spokesman Robert Sinclair told WCBS 880.

WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell On The Turnpike: The Sound Of Gas Is The Sweetest In The World

CBS 2′s Ann Mercogliano was on the scene along the Jersey Turnpike, where one driver waiting at the Alexander Hamilton rest area in Secaucus told CBS 2 he had been in line for about 30 minutes.

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