Pioneer Pipeline said it’s briefly shutting off two fuel lines in the south because of Hurricane Ida, CNN revealed.

As per the pipeline, it was closing down fuel lines between Houston, Texas, and Greensboro, North Carolina, on Sunday. The organization called the impermanent move “a precautionary and routine safety measure.”

It anticipates that the pipeline should return to full assistance after the tempest, yet first should assess its framework and execute a startup plan.

The 5,500-mile pipeline gives almost 50% of the east coast’s gas and diesel.

Pioneer Pipeline said its other two fuel lines will stay functional and won’t be affected by the tempest.

This is the very pipeline that had to go disconnected after a ransomware assault back in May. That prompted alarm purchasing and a gas deficiency that extended across the southeast.

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