State of Emergency Declared after Pipeline Expoldes

Posted by on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

At least one person is dead following a pipeline explosion in Shelby County, Alabama.

There are now fears that the impact could be felt at the gas pump for weeks to come.

The pipeline, owned by Colonial, forced the evacuation of several homes in Helena.

This is the second time in two months that officials were forced to shut down the pipeline that runs from Houston to New York.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency, which will ease restrictions on gasoline truck drivers and allow them to drive more hours. 

The explosion has also skyrocketed gas prices up as much as 13 percent.

The Team

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