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Islanders facing long lineups for gas after Fiona disrupts service

Prince Edward Islanders woke up Monday morning to massive lineups at gas stations in the province.

Officials asked Islanders to drive only when necessary so crews can access the gas they need

Trying to fill up your tank in P.E.I.? Here's what you need to know.

4 months ago
Duration 0:38
Islanders were coping with massive lineups at gas stations after service was disrupted by post-tropical storm Fiona. CBC's Sheehan Desjardins tells you what you need to know.

Prince Edward Islanders woke up Monday morning to massive lineups at gas stations in the province.

Premier Dennis King announced Sunday afternoon that power was restored at the Irving Oil terminal in Charlottetown, which would allow the resumption of gas distribution across the Island.

On Monday morning, there were about 100 people standing in line at the Petro-Canada in Stratford. And at the Esso on Charlottetown's Capital Drive, drivers said they had been waiting for at least five hours to fill up, with traffic backed up a long way

Officials asked Islanders on Sunday to drive only when necessary and to stay as close to home as they can so that crews can access the gas they need.

The lineup for gas at the Petro-Canada in Stratford Monday morning. People were told tanks were empty and that they should come back in the afternoon. (Louise Martin/CBC)
Lines at the Petro-Canada in Stratford. (Kevin Yarr/CBC)
The car lineup for the Stratford Petro-Canada as of Monday morning. (Kevin Yarr/CBC)
Car lineup at the Irving Oil on St. Peters Road in Charlottetown. (Kevin Yarr/CBC)
Lineup at the Esso on Capital Drive in Charlottetown. (CBC)
A Charlottetown police officer waving people in at the Capital Drive Esso. (CBC)
Lineup at the Esso on Capital Drive. (CBC)

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