The Freight Transport Association has advised British HGV drivers to stock up on fuel before crossing to France, after industrial action saw 52 per cent of French fuel stations either low on or out of fuel on Friday.
The FTA advised drivers to stock up on twitter:
Ensure you have enough fuel if crossing to France today – up to half of all filling stations dry or running low https://t.co/PLF7jQLYSw
— FTA (@newsfromfta) May 27, 2016
The Foreign Office said that in some areas of France, fuel purchasing restrictions had been put in place by local authorities, and fuel rationing was possible– while some stations ran out of fuel entirely.
Some 5,382 of the 10,246 petrol stations in France were either low or out of fuel – according to statistics by Mon-essence.fr, which used an online map to help drivers identify petrol stations where fuel is not available.
Brittany Ferries had to delay services from St Malo to Portsmouth due to the general strike – which saw workers at the Port take industrial action. Services to and from Le Havre to Portsmouth were also delayed.