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Gov. Haley signs 2nd executive order in response to Colonial Pipeline

Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed another executive order Monday in attempt to ease the burden of a busted fuel pipeline in Alabama.

Fuel supplies in at least five states - Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas are threatened by the issue.

Monday's action is the second signed by the governor since Friday. It establishes height, weight and width requirements for trucks transferring goods in the state. It clarifies an extension to the hours during which drivers can deliver goods, and it details the process for anyone seeking a exception to height, weight and width regulation.

Those interested in an exemption can call the South Carolina Department of Transportation at 803-737-6769 (8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.). For those needing a special exemption after regular business hours, 803-206-9566 can be called.

The order Gov. Haley signed Friday suspended federal regulations limiting the hours fuel truck drivers can deliver gasoline.

South Carolina gas stations that might be affected by the pipeline break are largely in the northwest part of the state along the Interstate 85 corridor.

RELATED: SC drivers 'shouldn't panic' over gas issue, experts say

Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have risen 13.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.03/g yesterday, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.


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