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Governor declares state of emergency to keep gas flowing into NC

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RALEIGH, NC (FOX Carolina) -

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency and issued executive orders Thursday to help maintain gasoline supplies in the state.

He signed Executive Order No. 19 to temporarily waive the cap on maximum hours of service for fuel vehicles traveling through North Carolina, in hopes of moving gasoline supplies more quickly.

He also asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to waive federal regulations to keep gasoline supplies moving through the state, which were granted on Thursday.

In a press release from Cooper, he said some of the state has faced shortages from Hurricane Harvey, which closed many refineries in the storm-ravaged area.

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