Gas stations feel effect of pipeline explosion

For the second time in just over a month, Colonial Pipeline has suffered its second pipeline incident.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The local area is starting to see the effects of a recent gas pipeline explosion.

From higher gas prices, to some stations without gas all together.

For the second time in just over a month, Colonial Pipeline suffered its second pipeline incident. This time an explosion at a pipeline in Alabama. 

Tiffany Wright, of AAA of Carolinas, said all of his comes at a bad time.

"We were just getting all of our levels regulated we were just back to normal and this all of a sudden this happens as families are planning their holiday trips," Wright said.

Gov. Pat McCrory (R - N.C.) is taking action to help alleviate the impacts from the leak. On Wednesday, he signed an executive order allowing tanker trucks from outside the state – who are not usually allowed to sell gasoline here.

"We're preparing for all alternatives," McCrory said.

Wright encourages the public to be reasonable and not panic at the pumps.

"If we learned anything from the September pipeline leak... You know we don’t need to do the whole bread and milk at the grocery store thing," Wright said. "Because a lot of times that what led to the shortages."

Colonial Pipeline hopes to have the pipeline fixed by Saturday.

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