Police issue plea for queuing motorists to avoid waiting on busy roads in bid to fill up with fuel

POLICE have today urged motorists queuing for fuel to take care and avoid waiting on busy roads.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said queues were starting to form at petrol pumps this morning.

“As people are starting to queue for petrol, they must be mindful not to queue on busy roads where they may put themselves and others in danger,” he said.

The rush to the pumps comes as workers in five of seven companies involved in a row over terms and conditions and safety standards voted in favour of strike action, raising the threat of a walkout over the Easter weekend, when millions of people are expected to travel.

The union Unite will have to give seven days’ notice of any walkouts and the Ministry of Defence said the possibility of using military personnel is being discussed by the government.