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NYC lifting gas rationing as supplies return to normal after Sandy

Two weeks after it was instituted due to shortages caused by Superstorm Sandy, New York City's gas rationing system will end at 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, the city announced Friday.

"More than 85 percent of gas stations in the city are now operational and the available supply of gasoline and diesel fuel is only expected to continue to increase," the city said in a press release.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg had ordered the odd-even license plate system after long lines and short tempers at gas stations across the city.

Similar rationing ended earlier in New Jersey and on Long Island.

The city also announced it had coordinated the distribution of 26,500 free Thanksgiving meals to residents impacted by Sandy. Since Sandy, more than 2.7 million meals have been distributed.

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