Queues at the Shell petrol station in Eastern Road, Portsmouth. Picture: Marcin Jedrysiak

9 pictures capture the scale of queues at petrol stations on a day of traffic chaos in the Portsmouth area

PANIC buying of fuel sparked huge queues at petrol stations across the area today.

Friday, 24th September 2021, 6:27 pm

Lines were spotted at garages in Portsmouth, Wickham, Cowplain and more throughout the day.

Four BP petrol stations closed the pumps at points during today – including the site in Eastern Road, Portsmouth as well as ones in Portchester, Bedhampton and Emsworth.

Huge queues were seen at Shell garages in Hilsea, Eastern Road and Wickham, with the lines of vehicles stretching back out onto the roads.

Here are our best pictures, capturing the scale of the queues across the Portsmouth area.

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