HELENA, Ala. – The same pipeline in Alabama that caused fuel shortages in September in the Charlotte area has now exploded. The ruptured pipeline left one worker dead and injuring five others, according to the Associated Press.
The incident happened after a worker driving a backhoe reversed into the fuel line, causing the explosion.
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It is still unclear on how much of an impact this rupture will have on the Charlotte area but many experts have advised filling up and driving less.
The previous leak on the same gas line spilled over a quarter of a million gallons before being fixed, leaving many fuel pumps around the Charlotte area closed as a result of the shortage.
Stay tuned to the Free Press for more updates on this story.