Queues continue to form at petrol stations all over Buckinghamshire despite assurances from the government that people should carry on buying petrol as normal.

Drivers are continuing to wait outside petrol stations after numerous reports of long queues forming throughout the day and into the night.

There were major queues at the petrol station at Beaconsfield Services at 11.15pm. The two petrol stations along the A40 between Beaconsfield Old Town and Holtspur were also busy, with signs on many of the petrol pumps. 

Earlier today the Shell Garage on London Road in High Wycombe warned customers that they 'may be forced to shut' as drivers rushed to fill their tanks.

Here's what Hazlemere crossroads looks like as drivers wait to get petrol:

A "handful" of BP stations, and a small number of Esso-owned Tesco Alliance stations, were closed on Thursday and today because of a lack of delivery drivers.

EG Group has said it will introduce a limit of £30 per customer on all grades of fuel.

It is estimated that the UK is short of about 100,000 HGV drivers - with gaps made worse by the pandemic and Brexit.

More footage of Hazlemere crossroads: 

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said today that motorists should “carry on as normal”.

“As of last night (September 23), five petrol stations on the BP network out of 12 or 13 hundred were affected,” he said.

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He added: “The others, Asda, Morrisons and other supermarkets, are saying they have no problems, as have other petrol companies.”

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He also told the BBC that the government could bring in the army to drive fuel tankers if it would help.

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