McCrory signs executive order to allieviate disruptions in fuel service from pipeline leak

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Governor Pat McCrory (R-NC) signed an executive order Thursday temporarily waiving hours of service restrictions for fuel vehicles traveling in and through North Carolina.

The move will help prevent disruptions and backups at major fuel distribution hubs during the next several days as crews continue working to repair a leak that surfaced last week in Alabama on the Colonial Pipeline that provides fuel to North Carolina and other southeastern states, according to the governor’s office.

“We are working with state and national officials to make sure North Carolina is not impacted by this leak," said Governor McCrory. "This executive order will help ensure an uninterrupted supply of fuel that is essential for the health, safety and economic well-being of businesses, consumers and visitors in North Carolina."

To read Executive Order 100, click here.