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Queues form at Norfolk petrol stations - despite reassurances over stock

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24.09.2021

There are queues at petrol stations across Norfolk this afternoon, as fears grew over shortages caused by the national lorry driver crisis.

Despite advice from the government not to panic and for drivers to buy fuel “as normal”, there are growing reports drivers are still queueing to fill up their vehicles.

Meanwhile, bus operators across Norfolk have been reporting delays due to queues at petrol stations.

Some stations across the UK have been forced to close altogether — with BP and Tesco among the worst-hit.

Motorists queue outside a petrol station in Clacton - Credit: Archant

In Dereham, traffic was queued at Morrisons out of the petrol station and making it difficult to get into the store car park.

At the town's Lynn Hill BP garage there were long queues to get in and traffic was building on to London Road causing hold ups as people tried to get into the town centre.

At Tesco, also in Dereham, there was a sign up saying there is no diesel available.

At the BP at Heacham there were reports of a wait of 15 minutes or so for fuel amid queues of around a dozen........

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