Motorist left 'unable to get to work for two days' amid fuel crisis
- Credit: Matthew Day
The boss of a petrol station in Cambridgeshire says he "felt really sorry" for a man unable to get to work for two days amid the nationwide fuel crisis.
Owner William Day, of Cole and Day in Somersham, said they have ran out of fuel several times over the last couple of weeks and people will start to queue up as early as 4:30am.
William said: “We have had two deliveries of diesel and have ran out on the same day, business hasn’t actually increased as we would normally sell this amount over a certain amount of time but not in one day.
“I have been out of diesel now since last Friday and another batch was due to arrive today, but it has not turned up.
“I still have petrol and we have to put extra people on the forecourt to help out with the massive queues.
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“The queues went all the way down Somersham High Street and I will never forget the first time we had them because one man came and told me that he hadn’t been able to get to work in two days because he didn't have any fuel.
“He actually came and queued up at 4:30am the next morning just so he could get fuel to get to work.
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"Just dreadful to be honest, felt really sorry for the man."