- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker has lifted hour restrictions on trucks carrying petroleum to compensate for a pipeline shutdown.

The Badger Pipeline runs from Illinois to Wisconsin. Walker’s office says the pipeline was shut down for a safety inspection on Wednesday after a contractor’s equipment came into contact with the pipeline. His office didn’t offer any further details, referring questions to the state Department of Administration. A DOA spokeswoman didn’t immediately return an email Friday.

Walker’s office says no leaks have been detected and the pipeline is expected to be back online within a few days. However, it could take as long as 10 days for supply to return to normal in southern Wisconsin.

Walker declared an energy emergency Friday. He lifted hour restrictions on petroleum transportation as part of the declaration.


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