CONSUMER WATCH: Ga. gas stations close after pipeline spill

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CONSUMER WATCH- According to the Associated Press, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal says his office hasn’t received any complaints of gas shortages within the state following the pipeline spill.

Deal says, if he should hear anything today or at any time in the coming days then the Governor’s office will act accordingly.

Some gas station employees are saying they’ve had to close, because they’re out of gas.

Drivers in Atlanta found some pumps completely dry or they had to pay 20 cents more because, according to a sign on the pump, the gas had to be pulled from Savannah.

The U.S. Department of Transportation ordered Colonial Pipeline responsible- and to take corrective action before the fuel starts flowing again.

Colonial Pipeline announced Saturday it was beginning construction of a temporary pipeline that will bypass a leaking section of its main gasoline pipeline in Shelby County, Alabama.

It said that the line was projected to restart this week.

The company says between 252 thousand and 336 thousand gallons of gas has leaked from a pipeline near Helena, Alabama, since the spill was first detected on September 9th.

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