'No Fuel' - Panic buying and fuel shortages hit North Devon

The sign outside Morrison's Fuel Station in Bideford warning of 'no fuel'

The sign outside Morrison's Fuel Station in Bideford warning of 'no fuel' - Credit: Joseph Bulmer

Two out of Bideford's four petrol stations are closed this evening with huge queues disrupting traffic at the other two.

Reports are coming into the Gazette from across North Devon of petrol stations closing due to a lack of fuel.

One petrol station worker told the Gazette: "We would have been fine if it weren't for the panic buying."

The Asda Fuel Station at Affinity Devon is also closed

The Asda Fuel Station at Affinity Devon is also closed - Credit: Joseph Bulmer

In Bideford, Blights Garage on Clovelly Road remains open but some pumps have been closed and traffic is heavy in the area. It is the same situation at the Texaco Garage on Kingsley Road in Bideford.

Please bear in mind the situation may change but this information is correct as of 4.30pm on Saturday, September 25.

The queue on Kingsley road in Bideford as drivers attempt to buy fuel at Morrison's and the adjacent Texaco garage

The queue on Kingsley road in Bideford as drivers attempt to buy fuel at Morrison's and the adjacent Texaco garage - Credit: Joseph Bulmer


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According to the Government panic buying and a shortage of delivery drivers has caused the current predicament.

Check back for updates on this story.

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