Updated 4 p.m.:
Fuel retailers in Tennessee are working with federal authorities on contingency plans to get gasoline to drivers. But right now, they’re only contingency plans.
A deadly explosion Monday night on the Colonial Pipeline has shut off gas to Middle Tennessee for the rest of the week.
The Tennessee Fuel and Convenience Store Association says there should be plenty of fuel available to restock pumps in the southeast, as long as drivers don’t rush the pumps.
"Our goal is to be prepared to handle the logistical challenges of bringing-in enough fuel to make-up the difference while the Colonial Pipeline 1 is closed," said the association's Emily LeRoy.
Updated 3 p.m.:
Colonial Pipeline says its pipeline carrying diesel and jet fuel has restarted. But its primary gas line is expected to be down the rest of the week.