Petrol promotion leads to queues on the A6 in Birstall this morning
A cut price petrol promotion brought rush hour traffic chaos to the city this morning.
A queue formed at the BP garage on the A6 in Birstall which was selling petrol and diesel at 77p a litre for a Gem 106 Retro Petrol Ticket promotion.
Traffic backed up to the Red Hill island which Area Traffic Control described as “gridlocked due to a massive queue”.
The lucky first 106 motorists were able to fill up with a maximum of 45 litres from the filling station’s 13 pumps at the cut price.
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The 107th motorist in the queue, however, who had spent around an hour queuing, had to pay the normal price of 137.9p for petrol or 144.9p for diesel.
Filling station manager Manoj Devani said: “A long queue formed after it was broadcast on radio. The customers couldn’t believe their luck, everybody had a smile on their face.”
Staff member Azim Lavji, 60,said: “Everyone was happy and surprised, there were a lot of happy faces.”