YONKERS, N.Y. – Yonkers residents will soon be free to splurge on gas as they wish.
Mayor Mike Spano has announced he will lift an executive order, as of Wednesday, that limited motorists to 10 gallons of gasoline.
Spano said the lifting of the ration comes at a time when the region’s gasoline supply is returning to its usual capacity.
“At this point a gas ration is no longer needed as we are seeing an increase in our supply,” Spano said.
The 10-gallon limit was imposed last week when gas was at a premium city-wide after a number of stations shut down either because of depleted fuel supplies or a lack of power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
At the time, Spano said part of the problem was that many of the drivers fueling up in Yonkers were coming from places like New York City or New Jersey, where gas was even harder to come by.
While some Yonkers gas stations Tuesday still featured the now familiar “Sorry - No Gas” signs, most were stocked with fuel and featuring much shorter lines. Still, Spano warned residents the city hadn’t completely escaped the gas crunch and asked they continue to be understanding.
“It is important to understand that while our gas stations now are frequently receiving gas deliveries, not every station is open and lines for gas may continue,” he said. “Please continue to be patient and considerate when filling tanks as we are still working to bring our city back to a state of normalcy.”