Dorset Police is advising members of the
public not to panic buy fuel following reports of traffic
congestion at petrol stations around the county.
Chief Inspector Nick Maton said: “There is no disruption to the
fuel supply in the UK and
members of the public should not panic buy.
“The actions of some motorists in queuing
irresponsibly at petrol stations is causing danger to other road
“Police are taking action, requesting petrol
stations to close temporarily in order to keep traffic flowing.
“Once the queues have dispersed, the petrol
stations may re-open for short periods.”
"To clarify, Dorset Police is not closing all
petrol stations in the county.
“Dorset Police will only be requesting the
closure of the petrol stations worst affected by congestion in
order to keep traffic flowing.
"Requests of this nature will be made direct from Dorset Police
officers to designated petrol stations where necessary."