Flooding impacts on the supply chain are starting to be felt, with some gas stations running low on fuel.
“As clean-up from the recent rainfall continues to impact roadways, petroleum retailers across the Island are experiencing challenges obtaining stable fuel supply,” reads a statement on Peninsula Co-op’s website.
Vehicles could be seen lined up around the local chain’s North Saanich location Wednesday morning.
With lines forming on West Saanich and Birch roads, staff said supplies were running low and were likely to run out soon. They weren’t sure when their next delivery might arrive but thought it could be later in the day.
In Saanich, the Chevron station at Cloverdale Avenue and Quadra Street was out of fuel at about 10:15 a.m., with pylons blocking pumps. The Petro Canada location across the street was seeing some lineups.
In Sooke, both the Esso and the Chevron station are running low on gas, with deliveries that were supposed to come today having been delayed.
At the Petro Canada on Sooke Road, manager June Ells says they received a delivery two days ago and should be able to get by to the end of the weekend. But Ells said they expected delays in deliveries, adding it was likely deliveries might be pushed back until they’re running low on fuel.
On the West Shore, gas stations are facing a similar experience. At the Esso on Jacklin Road in Langford, cars were lined up into the street at some points late in the morning.
As of 11:30 a.m., the station only had 91 octane premium gas available, and a staff member said they had around 4,000 litres left.
Reminder to drivers to please respect all traffic laws; please do not block intersections, flow of traffic and exercise patience and courtesy. Our officers are aware of current congestion and are working to ensure public safety and effective traffic flow. #yyjtraffic #csaan pic.twitter.com/0xRqIEyfM0— cspoliceservice (@cspoliceservice) November 17, 2021
Note: heavy traffic heading westbound on #Esquimalt road and south on Admirals. High volumes and low movement are causing significant delays. Please avoid that route if possible. #yyjtraffic @vicpdcanada @BCTransit @cfax1070 @CHEK_News @CFBEsquimalt #yyj @EsquimaltRec pic.twitter.com/s6mBgXRgtJ— TownshipOfEsquimalt (@EsquimaltBC) November 17, 2021
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