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Christie orders odd-even gas rationing for some

Associated Press Published: November 3, 2012

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — If you're planning to line up for gas Saturday, better check your license plate first.

New Jersey is moving to an odd-even gas rationing system in 12 counties starting at noon.

Gov. Chris Christie ordered the system late Friday.

He says it will help ease fuel shortages and extended lines for gasoline that have occurred since Superstorm Sandy decimated the coast.

Drivers with license plates ending in an even number will be allowed to buy gas on even-numbered days, and those with plates ending in an odd number can make gas purchases on odd-numbered days.

A Christie spokesman tells the Star-Ledger in Newark that there currently are no restrictions on filling gas containers.

The order affects Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties.