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Norfolk wakes up to empty pumps – despite assurances of ‘ample fuel stocks’

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Empty petrol pumps, closed forecourts, and queues of traffic are the scenes many are waking up to across the county this morning – despite government pleas to stop panic-buying fuel.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has urged drivers not to panic-buy amid chaotic scenes at stations across both Norfolk and the rest of the country, as people continue to queue for fuel.

In Dereham, drivers were seen queuing at 5am outside Tesco fuel station, while traffic began to build up from 6.30am outside the town’s Morrisons station.

Jet Garage on Plumstead Road East confirmed it would not have more fuel until Monday - Credit: SUBMITTED

In Norwich, staff at the Jet Garage on Plumstead Road East confirmed that the station had run out of fuel on Friday and would not have more until Monday.

Tesco on Blue Boar Lane had already put up signs saying it had run out of fuel at 7am. Cars were seen circling the car........

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