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Deal announces executive order following latest Colonial Pipeline setback

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. (Source: Governor of Georgia website) Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. (Source: Governor of Georgia website)

ATLANTA (WTVM) - The office of Governor Nathan Deal announced on Tuesday that he's signed a new executive order following the latest Colonial Pipeline incident. 

A statement from the governor's office says: 

As a result of the Colonial Pipeline explosion, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued an executive order waiving regulations for commercial truck drivers transporting motor fuel in Georgia. The executive order is effective Nov. 2 through midnight Nov. 15. 

Following the Colonial Pipeline rupture and explosion, I have issued an executive order suspending rules limiting drivers’ operating hours, per 49 CFR 390 et, seq. 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.

An explosion and subsequent fire caused the shut down of lines one and two of the pipeline in Shelby County, AL Monday. The lines could be closed throughout this weekend, officials said during a press conference Tuesday. 

One person was killed and several others that were a part of a 9-man crew were injured

AAA projects that gas prices will rise following the pipeline's closure. 

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