MIDDLE ISLAND - Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked New Yorkers to be patient during a news conference this morning as he announced that the gas shortage that's swept the state will likely last several days.Cuomo said the shortages are a "short-term problem," but nonetheless warned that closed stations and long lines will continue to plague the region for several more days.The governor said barges and tankers with gasoline are on the way, but he still urged drivers to only fuel up if they absolutely need gas.News 12 Long Island spoke with drivers at a Middle Island gas station who have been literally waiting for days for a gasoline delivery.Sandy Emergency ResourcesVIDEO: Latest Gov. Cuomo update on Sandy recovery effortsHow you can help: Sandy relief effortsGAS STATIONS: Tell us what gas stations still have gas