Norfolk police urge caution at petrol stations, saying: ‘There is no shortage of fuel supply’

Queues of motorists at petrol stations and 'sorry, no fuel' signs - the picture in some parts of the region today.

The Government yesterday urged motorists to top up their petrol levels and there was even the suggestion of keeping filled jerrycans at home.

But today a Norfolk police spokesman said: 'There is currently no shortage of fuel supply nationally or locally and people do not need to depart from their usual purchasing behaviour at this time.

'However, we are aware that demand is increasing at some filling stations around the county which may cause some short-term disruption.

'We remind motorists queuing for fuel that public carriageways must remain clear and not be blocked.

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'People can be reassured that there is currently no impact on local policing services.

'We are, in line with government advice, currently reviewing our contingency plans to ensure our services can be protected and maintained in the event of strike action.

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'Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service are advising against the storage of fuel at domestic premises.'

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