Birdseye view images show that an entire junction has come to a halt as a result of the havoc that Britain's fuel shortages has created.

Aerial drone footage shows queues spreading out across West Norwood, South London, clogging up the surrounding streets and causing mayhem for those simply using the crossroads to get around.

It is said that the traffic was caused after the petrol station received a delivery, causing delays that resulted in a mass standstill.

Millions of motorists have been affected by the desperate fuel crisis, making scenes like this common across Britain over the weekend.

Images show a Texaco petrol station with traffic queues forming around the corner and down a long road.

The petrol station can be seen in the bottom right of the image, with queues stretching around the corner and down the road at the junction (


Triangle News/Collin Oladimeji)

This caused traffic jams for those who were not even needing to queue for petrol, including a bus that was forced to let the passengers off as they were stuck in standstill.

A still from the footage shows the extent of the traffic jam, which caused disruption to a number of drivers and local residents.

Colin Oladimeji, the drone cameraman from Skyview London, captured the footage on Sunday and expressed his shock at the situation.

A local resident, Sylvia Loach said: "And it's bloody noisy too. Horns blaring most of the night and day as people force themselves into the queue and hold up all the main traffic.

"Hoping they run out by the time I get home and it's quieter tonight."

And Jane James added: "I just walked past there. Absolute madness."

The queues come after a shortage of HGV drivers combined with motorists stockpiling on fuel have left Britain in a fuel crisis.

More than half of petrol stations have run out of fuel following a weekend of panic-buying, despite government warnings that drivers should not haul fuel.

This has left some petrol stations forced to impose a £30 ration limit to avoid running out of fuel, with Tesco, BP and Esso forced to close some of their branches.