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If you're old enough to remember the gas shortages of the 1970s, then you probably remember the long lines to get fuel. If you aren't old enough and you'd like to experience those lines for yourself, head to New England. A massive October snowfall has left many without power, including gas stations. That means that those gas stations that still have power are getting swamped, and tanker trucks aren't getting through because of the weather. Add it all up, and you have the makings of a small crisis.

WTNH talked to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, who surveyed the devastation via helicopter. Malloy is asking residents not to top off their tanks, adding that if you have three-quarters of a tank "we're going to get through this." The mayor insists that there is enough gas to go around and that deliveries are being made.

Hit the jump to watch video of the WTNH report. There is also post-jump video from the JB Allen Report that shows that at least some gas stations have, in fact, run out of gas over the last couple of days. Has the situation improved? What say you, New England Autoblog readers? Let us know in Comments.