Backup gas line complete, main line to restart Wednesday, company confirms

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ATLANTA, Ga — The pipeline company working to repair a leak that led to gas shortages and higher prices for drivers across the South says its bypass repair is complete.

Colonial Pipeline says the main gasoline line is expected to restart Wednesday.

The company spokesman Steve Baker says testing is now being done on the line.

Baker says crews have been working around the clock to get fuel to markets, and that it will take a few days for the fuel supply chain to fully recover after the line restarts.

The 500-foot bypass was needed to move fuel around the leak of its main gasoline pipeline in Shelby County, Alabama. The leak, which spilled 6,000 barrels of gasoline into a detention pond, was detected Sept. 9.

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