Deal announces executive order following latest Colonial Pipeline setback

Deal announces executive order following latest Colonial Pipeline setback

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.

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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