US declares State of Emergency

The states of Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and etc have all been affected.

The US government declared a state of emergency on Sunday in response to a ransomware attack that forced Colonial Pipeline to shut a critical fuel network supplying populous eastern states, according to the statement of the US Department of Transportation.


The move lifted various limits on the transport of fuels by road to ease the fallout from the continuing closure of the Colonial pipeline, which carries almost half the fuel consumed on the US East Coast, following a ransomware cyberattack on Friday.


"This Declaration addresses the emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum products and provides necessary relief," the Department of Transportation said.


The states of Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia have all been affected.

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