Colonial restarts pipeline, says supply will ‘return to normal’ in a few days

After consumers endured another day on the hunt for fuel, Colonial announced a return to regular flow in a few days. The pipeline, which provides 45% of fuel on the East Coast, announced it restarted around 5 p.m. Wednesday after being shut down since last Friday over a ransomware cyber attack.

“Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue to experience, intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period,” the company posted on its site. “Colonial will move as much gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel as is safely possible and will continue to do so until markets return to normal.”

Read more on the shutdown below:

Stations run out of fuel, consumers congest roadways from panic-buying after Colonial Pipeline shutdown

Tri-county officials urge public to be mindful of fuel conservation, avoid hoarding amid pipeline shutdown

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