Colonial Pipeline: Bypass Complete, Gas Could Flow Wednesday

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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 and it expects to restart its main gasoline line Wednesday.

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Colonial Pipeline spokesman Steve Baker tells The Associated Press that testing is now being done on the line.

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Baker said 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.

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The 500-foot  (152- meter) 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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