Kentucky lifts limits on petroleum haulers to aid pipeline issues

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Drivers fill their tanks at the Speedway in East Ridge, Tenn., on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The concern over the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline has sparked lines at gas stations and empty pumps in the Chattanooga Area. (Matt Hamilton /Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky has temporarily lifted restrictions on the transportation of petroleum to help states affected by the hack of a major fuel pipeline.

Transportation Secretary Jim Gray signed an official order that temporarily relieves petroleum haulers going to affected states.

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

It lifts restrictions on driving time limits and weigh station stops.

The order lasts through June 11.

A hack of the Colonial Pipeline has led to distribution problems and panic-buying. It’s draining supplies at thousands of gas stations.

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