Odd/Even Gas Rationing Policy to Take Effect

Islip, NY (11/08/12) – Motorists in Islip Town will soon have to abide by a temporary odd/even gas rationing system, under the directive of County Executive Steve Bellone. Under this temporary policy, motorists with license plates ending in an even number will be able to pump gas on even-numbered dates; those with license plates ending in odd numbers, or those with vanity plates, can pump gas on odd-numbered dates.  The policy will take effect at 5:00 AM, November 9th.

“The gas shortages that we have all been suffering through in the wake of Hurricane Sandy have led the County to impose this plan, which will hopefully reduce the long lines at gas stations,” said Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci.  “I want to stress that commercial vehicles are not affected by this policy, and so businesses will still be able to operate as normal under this plan.”

The policy also exempts hand-held fuel canisters.