PSNI contacted due to gridlock at Go filling station in Portadown after fuel prices slashed

The PSNI has been called amid traffic chaos at the Go filling station in Portadown today.

The firm has slashed the price of petrol and diesel at a selected number of its outlets across Northern Ireland including the one of the Armagh Road in Portadown.

Vehicles have been queuing from early morning since the offer went on sale at 7am. Tailbacks have been clogging up this main artery in and out of Portadown and causing issues for many residents in the area.

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Go filling station on Armagh Road Portadown. Photo courtesy of Google.
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Upper Bann MLA Doug Beattie MC MLA said he had contacted the PSNI and will be speaking to the Go filling station managers.

He urged drivers to avoid the Armagh Road if possible.

Speaking today the Upper Bann MLA said: “Update....PSNI have been notified, I will also be speaking to GO. This has happened in previous years and this location does not have the infrastructure to deal with this kind of traffic.

"Please be mindful of residents in the area if you're in the queue. Do not mount the kerbs!”

There are reports of traffic issues across various parts of NI where the offer is available as many people take advantage of the significant price reduction during this Cost of Living Crisis.

The Go outlet said it was offering significant reductions in the price of petrol and diesel for one day only.

The fuel retailer said: “Go Red on Thanksgiving Thursday Deal. No Black Friday… No Catch… Just HUGE savings!”

They are permitting one transaction per customer and it must be into vehicle tanks only with no container/ storage tank fills allowed.

Terms and conditions apply while stocks last.

It is lasting from 7am this morning to 7pm this evening only at the following sites:

Go Portadown

Go Carrickfergus

Go Cookstown

Go Crumlin

Go Yorkgate

Go Great Victoria Street

Go Grand Parade

Go Twin Spires

Go Crewcatt

Go Ballynahinch

Go Dunman Cookstown

Go A1 Banbridge

Go Mallusk (Diesel only)

Go Armagh

Go Moyola

Go Cameron Stewarts Cookstown

Go Lissan

Go Moscow Road (Diesel only)

Go Landscape Crumlin Road

LCC Oil Ballymena (Diesel only)

Antrim Road Service Station Belfast