New Yorkers hitting the road are told to not fill up their gas tanks at a number of stations. The "record-breaking" heat is to blame.

A "record-breaking" heat wave is causing a number of issues for Empire State residents.

Record-Setting Heat Causing Many Issues In New York State


A Heat Advisory is in effect for most of New York State from Tuesday until 8 p.m. on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The heat wave "may bring historic successive days of extreme heat," according to Gov. Kathy Hochul's office.

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Temperatures are expected to be anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees above normal. The heat is expected to peak by Thursday evening.

According to the CDC, over 1,200 people die each year from extreme heat across the United States. Heat is actually the top weather-related killer.


The National Weather Service issued these tips to keep you and your family safe during this heat wave. (Note: information about where New Yorkers are told to not refill their gas tanks is below these tips)

Tips To Say Safe During a Heat Wave In New York State

The National Weather Service says to follow these tips to stay safe during a heat wave. 

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New Yorkers Traveling To These Locations Told To Not Refill Gas Tanks

Not refilling your gas tank when you need gas is nearly impossible. If you are on the go and need gas, you need gas to keep traveling towards your destination.

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However, officials from four states and the National Weather Service would like all to plan ahead and not refill their gas tanks during certain times.

"Take whatever voluntary steps (you) can to reduce emissions that contribute to ozone formation," the National Weather Service states.

Gas Restrictions In Alabama, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi


I'm traveling to Tennessee in a few days. While Tennessee doesn't have any restrictions, if you plan to travel to Alabama, Oklahoma, Louisiana, or Mississippi it's good to know these gas restrictions.

Officials in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi have a "no refill before 6 p.m." restriction in place, according to Newsweek.

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Anyone in Oklahoma is told to only fill up gas tanks during the early morning hours or after the sun sets in the evening.

Restrictions are in place until at least the weekend.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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