🚨BREAKING:🚨 @GovernorVA declares a state of emergency amid the ongoing concerns regarding the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. This will allow state and local governments more flexibility/funding in addressing how to deal with their gasoline supply. #VAnews #NBC12 pic.twitter.com/j08Ye9Is8v
— Karina Bolster (@KarinaNBC12) May 11, 2021
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declares a state of emergency Tuesday amid the ongoing distribution issues from the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline.
The pipeline is one of Virginia’s largest fuel providers and was shut down over the weekend after a ransomware cyber-attack on May 7; the pipeline runs from Texas to New York Harbor.
“The concern to me is how someone gets into your system, more so than temporarily being without gas,” said Michael Bourne who was filled up his tank.