Gov. Haslam issues state of emergency due to gas pipeline burst

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam has issued a state of emergency to ensure an uninterrupted supply of gasoline following a burst pipeline in Alabama.

still-gas3.jpgPrices could jump as much as 20 cents in the days to come.

Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia as well as North and South Carolina will feel the spike in prices the most.

The leaking line has been shut down, cutting the gas supply to much of the eastern U.S.

Colonial Pipeline Company doesn’t expect to fully reopen the pipeline until next week.

So far, it’s spilled more than 250,000 gallons near Birmingham.

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