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Traffic chaos as petrol pumps start to run dry

Posted on Thursday 29th March 2012 at 11:41 am by SH (Editor)

Traffic congestion at the Tesco filling station in Bradley Stoke

Traffic congestion built up around the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke this lunchtime as motorists fearing petrol shortages queued to fill up at the Tesco garage.

The queue of vehicles waiting to enter the filling station stretched back to the Three Brooks Roundabout and traffic leaving the centre slowed to a crawl as Tesco staff battled to control the onslaught of panicking motorists.

At noon, around half of the fuel nozzles at the station were labelled “out of use”, with signs indicating that unleaded fuel was only available at the front pumps (nearest the kiosk).

A Tesco employee in the kiosk said the pumps had run dry last night at 10pm and he was sure the same would happen today – at a much earlier time. He added that a tanker delivery is expected to replenish stocks overnight.

Willow Brook Centre staff and a PCSO were seen observing the traffic problems as two Tesco staff directed cars to the pumps and tried to keep vehicles leaving the centre moving.

Fears of shortages have been sparked by a threatened strike of fuel tanker drivers.

Related link: Q&A: Fuel tanker strikes (BBC)

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New Tesco filling station set to open April 7th

Posted on Sunday 16th March 2008 at 10:59 pm by SH (Editor)

New Tesco Filling Station

The new Tesco filling station in Bradley Stoke’s new town centre development is set to open on Monday 7th April, according to staff at the existing station a few yards down the road.

New Tesco Filling Station - Coming SoonAs the photo above shows, there is still much work to do on the new station, with the fuel pumps yet to be fitted and access roads yet to be constructed, but staff on site seem confident that the target opening date will be met. Plans suggest that traffic will enter the station from the main town centre access road but leave onto a side road in the car park of the Three Brooks public house, which currently leads to the construction site offices. This side road will eventually be the access route to the service yard of the new Tesco store.

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