Lines of vehicles were seen at D.C.-area pumps, as drivers filled up on gas following a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline — the biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S., delivering about 45% of what is consumed on the East Coast.
It was hit on Friday by hackers who locked up computer systems and demanded a ransom to release them.
A large part of the pipeline resumed operations manually late Monday, and U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Colonial anticipates restarting most of its operations by the end of the week, The Associated Press reported.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Tuesday to keep the Commonwealth’s gas supplies from being disrupted. Some 7.5% of the commonwealth’s 3,880 gas stations reported running out of fuel. Here are some images of the fueling frenzy.
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