Smithtown area gas stations started running out of gas on Friday, and locals bracing for the impact of winter storm Nemo took precautions in advance of potential power losses from the storm.
As of 11 a.m., the Hess Station on Route 347 and Mount Pleasant Road in Smithtown was drained of gas. The same was true at the nearby Gulf station at Route 347 and Southern Boulevard.
In St. James, the Getty station on Lake Avenue only had premium fuel left, while nearby orange cones blocked the empty pumps at Smitty's fuel station.
Meanwhile, lines continued to form at station that still had fuel left, including the Gulf station at Lake Avenue and North County Road in St. James.
The scene was eerily reminiscent of last November, when Hurricane Sandy's crippling of the region's gas delivery system led to long lines and gas outages that lasted days.
Do you know of other stations that have run out? Add the info in the comments section. At the same time, tell Smithtown Patch readers where you are finding gas.