FREEPORT - Drivers say they're frustrated after Gov. Andrew Cuomo mistakenly announced yesterday that mobile fuel stations were headed for Long Island to distribute free gas.
During a press conference, Cuomo said the Department of Defense was going to open mobile fuel locations in the area to distribute free gas. One of the locations was supposed to be the Freeport Armory, and drivers rushed there to get on line. However, the fuel truck never came and police had to tell outraged drivers the announcement was a mistake. Sources tell News 12 Long Island the Department of Defense didn't have enough trucks.
At a news conference this morning, Cuomo said more barges and tankers are on the way to boost New York's gasoline supply, but he warned that the gas shortage could last several more days.
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