Deal issues executive order addressing Colonial Pipeline explosion

This photo provided by the Alabama Forestry Commission shows a fire caused by an explosion along the Colonial Pipeline in Shelby County, Ala., Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Right now the two wildfires cause by the explosion have been contained at a total of 31 acres. (Phil Montgomery/Alabama Forestry Commission via AP)

As a result of the Colonial Pipeline explosion, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has issued an executive order today waiving regulations for commercial truck drivers transporting motor fuel in Georgia.

The executive order is expected to take effect Wednesday through midnight of November 15th.

In the following statement released today by Governor Deal he said:

“Following the Colonial Pipeline rupture and explosion, I have issued an executive order suspending rules limiting drivers’ operating hours. This measure is intended to help ensure uninterrupted fuel supply in Georgia as we await more information from Alabama officials. Until normal pipeline production resumes, I urge the public to maintain regular consumption levels and travel schedules.”

The governor will hold a news conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the North Wing of the Capitol in Atlanta.



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