At a press briefing Saturday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned the public that although gas supply chains were being restored, it might "take a few days," to feel the effects.
On Friday night, the "Buckeye Pipeline," which services New York City, brought in 100,000 barrels of fuel to the five boroughs, the mayor said.
But that doesn't mean you'll have gas to get to work Monday.
“As I have cautioned, it may take a few days before you see the real effects of this additional supply at your neighborhood service station," Bloomberg said.
But he added, on the up side, less gas means less traffic. "There should be considerably less congestion on our roads from here on out," he said.
The comments came after the U.S. Department of Defense set up mobile fueling stations in each borough (including at the Brookyn Armory at 1579 Bedford Avenue) and across Long Island, offering free gas with a 10-gallon limit per person.
But after long lines formed, the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs issued an advisory asking the public to stay away until more fuel is released.