Norfolk fuel update: Football match called off as crisis reaches day five

Cars queuing to get petrol at Tesco Extra on Blue Boar Lane in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Cars queuing to get petrol at Tesco Extra on Blue Boar Lane in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Drivers were today facing more queues and some petrol stations having no fuel as the crisis reached day five.

There are, once again, queues as people try to buy fuel, including at Thickthorn roundabout, in New Road in Acle, in Wells Road in Fakenham, in Acle New Road in Runham, in Blueboar Lane in Sprowston, and in Earlham Road in Norwich.

Amongst those who, as of Tuesday morning, had no petrol, were Tesco at Harford Bridge, BP in Mousehold Lane in Norwich, Jet in Rose Lane in Norwich, Jet in Plumstead Road East in Norwich, BP in Southtown Road in Great Yarmouth, Threeways in Watton Road in Shipdham, Jet in Rose Lane in Norwich, ESSO in Mile Cross Lane in Norwich, and Sainsburys at Hardwick roundabout in King's Lynn.

Some petrol stations, like Roydon Service Station in Diss, and Jet in Plumstead Road East in Norwich, have been limiting the amounts that people can buy, and others, like Asda in Drayton High Road in Norwich, are only serving key workers or emergency services.

Nationally, the army has been put on standby, with up to 150 tanker drivers preparing to deliver to the country's forecourts.

Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has also said that panic buying is beginning to ease, with more types of fuel available.

Motoring group the RAC says that the price of unleaded petrol has risen by a penny since Friday, an eight-year high.

Cars queuing to get petrol at Tesco Extra on Blue Boar Lane in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Cars queuing to get petrol at Tesco Extra on Blue Boar Lane in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Locally, Dereham Town Football Club has cancelled their game tonight, which calls into question if other football games and events will be cancelled should the crisis continue.

Charles Sanders, co-owner of Sanders Coaches, a Norfolk-based coach company, said that the companies bus services are running late everywhere due to queues.

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First buses said the same, that, though they don't have a shortage of fuel, staff are unable to get to work and queues are delaying services.

How did this happen and should you fill up? Read our Explainer.

For up-to-date information about the county's roads, visit our LIVE Norfolk traffic map

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