On Monday, July 4, at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET, Colonial Pipeline Company responded to a report of a petroleum odor in the area of Sugarlimb Road in Loudon, Tenn., near Colonial’s Sugarlimb Trap Site. Upon inspection, Colonial resources identified a gasoline release within the facility due to a valve failure. They immediately shut down and isolated the line.
A response team was dispatched to the area. Notifications have been made to local, state, and federal agencies per Colonial’s response procedure and regulatory requirements. Colonial is working in coordination with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Loudon County Emergency Management Agency, and others.
Repairs were completed within 24 hours and the affected pipeline safely resumed normal operation at 8 p.m. on July 5 to transport petroleum products from Atlanta to Knoxville, Tennessee.
Colonial is committed to protecting the public health and safety, recovering free product, and remediating the local environment. Colonial greatly appreciates the efforts of the community and response partners in the effective management of this event.
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