Colonial Pipeline facility in Belton (FOX Carolina)
Shelby County, AL (FOX Carolina) -
Colonial Pipeline announced Friday that they hoped to have a damaged pipeline running again by Sunday.
Line 1 of the pipeline, which ships gasoline to several states along the East Coast, including the Carolinas and Georgia, was shut down after a construction accident led to an explosion in Shelby, Alabama.
Colonial Pipeline asked governors in several states to sign emergency waivers on gasoline truck restrictions in the state who fuel supplies can be quickly restored. Governors in Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia had done so Friday morning, the company stated. The company said the Environmental Protection Agency has also temporarily waived some requirements to under the Clean Air Act in order to speed up the process.