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Posted: 10/13/2005 4:44:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2005 4:51:43 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
Anyone know? Gas lines, etc?

I heading there tomorrow and would like a brief sitrep if anyone knows.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:01:54 PM EDT
Also, what is the best way to come in from the east?

I'll be coming in from I-10.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:17:18 PM EDT
IIRC - You'll have to cross the Causeway or Hwy 11 bridge to get in. I-10 is still broke at the Twin Spans. Traffic sucks!
Gasoline is available most places around outside of Orleans Parish without any lines to speak of. Get it before you get into New Orleans.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:25:51 PM EDT
Expect gas stations to be out of certain grades.
Some gas stations are shut down, or don't offer full service like air or water.
None of them carry any supplies for vehicles beyond washer fluid.
Certain key routes, stations are clogged up.
Carry 20s, because some aren't set up to accept CCs yet.
A jerry can carrying some spare gas is a good idea.
Be advised, gas was 2.89 lowest grade there yesterday.

(From someone who drove up from NOLA yesterday)
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:26:48 PM EDT
Most of the gas stations in Kenner (where the new orleans airport is) has gas, as do most places in metairie. I have no issues finding food or gas out in kenner..
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:37:25 PM EDT
Also, double check your spare.
For every roof shingle that flew away, there is a roofing nail waiting for you.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:42:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hexagonal:
Expect gas stations to be out of certain grades.
Some gas stations are shut down, or don't offer full service like air or water.
None of them carry any supplies for vehicles beyond washer fluid.
Certain key routes, stations are clogged up.
Carry 20s, because some aren't set up to accept CCs yet.
A jerry can carrying some spare gas is a good idea.
Be advised, gas was 2.89 lowest grade there yesterday.

(From someone who drove up from NOLA yesterday)



+1.

I've been in the area since 9/1/05. 9/10 I transfered to a detail in MS.

I still get the POS United Radio blah blah NOLA.

Bottom line:

Bring what you will consume WITH you.

Regard anything you can find in the city as a pleasant surprise.

Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:55:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2005 5:58:43 PM EDT by nater]
hex is right, check your spare, and a can of fix a flat. The sav-a-center and win-dixie (grocerys) are open near me, and fully stocked. The walmart near me is also open with full shelves. Academy is selling ammo and guns again.

*edit* also, the grocery on napolian and tchap. opened the other day, so there is food uptown now. There are lines to get in, but they have a good amount of food. Also, alot of the uptown bars are opening up again
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:58:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:10:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nater:
hex is right, check your spare, and a can of fix a flat. The sav-a-center and win-dixie (grocerys) are open near me, and fully stocked. The walmart near me is also open with full shelves. Academy is selling ammo and guns again.

*edit* also, the grocery on napolian and tchap. opened the other day, so there is food uptown now. There are lines to get in, but they have a good amount of food. Also, alot of the uptown bars are opening up again



I bought slugs and buck (allthey had) from a wally world in Lafayette on 9/10...lol.

Dude was like..

"Damn...We ain't got no shotgun ammo!"
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:12:13 PM EDT
Who cares about gasoline? The more important question should be how much ammo are you taking with you.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:50:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sniper1az:
Who cares about gasoline? The more important question should be how much ammo are you taking with you.



Well, I don't think my truck will run on 00 buck.

Thanks all for the info...
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