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High school students offer overnight solution to gas station crises

The millions out of power in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy have been struggling to find gas stations still open with resources. But one group of high school students in New Jersey have — overnight — devised a solution, the Huffington Post reports. Members of IMSOCIO at Franklin High School gathered Wednesday night to launch a crowdsourced map that locates open gas stations in the New York-New Jersey area. Stations are identified by green, red or yellow pins — each representing an open, sold out or charging station. The map has now identified nearly 100 stations in the area, and has garnered attention from local news stations — so much so that the site crashed for a few hours Thursday afternoon due to high traffic. Dayana Bustamante graduated from Franklin High this May and now attends Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, N.J. She remains active in IMSOCIO — short for Scholars Organizing Culturally Innovative Opportunities — and has been the most vocal online advocate of the group’s latest mapping initiative…

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