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November 5, 2012

Sandy Day 8: All 4 gas stations in Bernardsville, NJ remain closed

bookofjoe disaster correspondent-in-chief Paul Biba continues his in-your-face video reporting with a visit today to an intersection featuring 2 of the 4 gas stations in his woebegotten town.

They're cordoned off and closed — because they have no electricity.

Which means you can't buy gas there since the pumps require electricity to function.

What a fiasco.

No one has any idea when power will return to these gas stations or, for that matter, to the unfortunate citizens of Bernardsville, once a playground and resort for the affluent but now just another Third World dump — albeit located in Somerset County, one of the 10 wealthiest counties in the United States of America.

For the record, the power went out last Monday, October 29, 2012, at around 5 p.m.

Appreciative note from Paul's Podunk town friend/enabler (that would be me): each day's video — in terms of picture, sound, and general level of sophistication — is significantly better than the previous day's.

If this outage keeps up for another week or more — as may well be prove to be the case — he'll be ready for a Kickstarter campaign.

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I work in Basking Ridge, weird seeing this video on a blog I read, but...there's plenty of gas available just a short drive south at the stations right after Toys R Us in Bridgewater, which is only like 12 miles away, and more and more open and pumping stations the further south you go.

Posted by: David | Nov 6, 2012 10:19:29 PM

Can't you just get on 78 W for an hour into PA? I hear there's plenty of gas, no waiting, there.

I get to find out tomorrow but plan to get an early start (6 am) and have already picked out my first target, er, gas station.

Posted by: Becs | Nov 5, 2012 9:18:56 PM

This evening power was restored to a lot of downtown Bernardsville. However power was not restored to the gas stations in the video. No power is available yet to most of the residents and there is no indication as to when this will take place.

Posted by: Paul Biba | Nov 5, 2012 9:04:13 PM

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