Colonial Pipeline flowing again 6 days after deadly Alabama explosion

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Colonial Pipeline has restarted its gasoline pipeline just six days after a deadly explosion and fire in Shelby County that killed one and injured six workers.

A statement from Colonial says following removal of the affected segment of the pipeline Saturday, installation of the new segment commenced and was successfully completed and Line 1 resumed service at 5:45 a.m. CST on Sunday.

“Subsequent to today’s successful restart, it is expected to take several days for the fuel delivery supply chain to return to normal,” the statement said.

According to Colonial, fuel products are expected to arrive throughout Alabama within 24 hours.

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A map of the Colonial system that reflects how re-supply will arrive at different markets once Line 1 restarts is attached for additional information. [Photo Credit: Colonial Pipeline]

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