DRIVERS were queuing six deep at a York petrol station this lunchtime - as our pictures and video show.

The images were taken at Morrisons in Foss Islands Road at 12.45pm - but a short drive away at two petrol stations in Hull Road there was no queuing.

One driver waiting patiently in the line for fuel at Morrisons told The Press: "I've come here because Tesco's on the way in was closed."

Cars were snaking back towards the main Foss Islands Road - however some drivers we spoke to said they were queueing for food - as the road is also the main access to Morrisons supermarket as well as its petrol station.

A short distance away in Hull Road, both the Shell and BP garages had customers, but no queuing and no sign of panic buying.

This appeared to chime with the AA's statement which said that most of the UK’s forecourts were working as they should amid worries over supply of petrol at some sites.

York Press: No queuing here - BP garage Hull Road in York. Picture by Maxine GordonNo queuing here - BP garage Hull Road in York. Picture by Maxine Gordon

“There is no shortage of fuel and thousands of forecourts are operating normally with just a few suffering temporary supply chain problems,” said AA president Edmund King.

“Fridays and the weekend always tend to be busier on forecourts as drivers either combine filling up with shopping runs, prepare for weekend trips or refuel for the start of the new working week.

“Drivers should not fill up outside their normal routines because, even if the occasional petrol station is temporarily closed, others just down the road will be open.

“It is now clear that there have been occasional delays over recent weeks that have been managed with hardly anyone noticing. This was a manageable problem.”

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