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19Early New England snowstorm leads to long gas lines, shortage fears

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 crisi

82Video: Hummers still good for some things, like towing giant snowplows

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30When foul weather falls, dealership loans SUVs to police

Anyone that's ever driven a Ford Crown Victoria in four inches of snow will tell you that the generations-old police interceptor doesn't exactly grip when sitting atop the white stuff. That can leave police just as stranded as the motorists they're out to need help. Coast Pontiac GMC in Portsmouth, New Hampshire provides the solution to the local fuzz's problem by loaning out SUVs during big storms. The generous dealer has been providing this public service for over 18 years, and we're not talki

18PSA: How to safely abandon your car in a snowstorm

Mother Nature has hit the deep freeze button again, and that means getting stuck in a snowstorm is not such a wild improbability for some of us. If you can't stay off the roads and happen to find yourself immobile once you get on them, PEMCO Insurance has a brief guide for what do if you absolutely must abandon your car. Perhaps the most important advice is to always carry some emergency winter clothes and supplies with you, like flares and blankets, which could come in handy even if you don't g

4Oh, the weather outside is frightful

Major snow that hit the Japanese archipelago last Friday forced most of the country’s major automakers to scuttle operations for the day. Toyota, for instance, suspended operations at all 15 of the factories it runs in Japan, while Honda, Mitsubishi and Daihatsu also temporarily halted production.

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