Expect gas prices to rise and a potential for a disruption of regular availability of gasoline after a major cyber attack cut off the Colonial Pipeline this weekend.

According to several national news outlets (USA Today for reference here), the source of the attack is yet to be uncovered but has forced the shutdown of the pipeline stretching from Texas to New Jersey.

Subsequently, the distribution of gas could again be disrupted if not fixed quickly. Previous disruptions during hurricanes on the gulf coast have caused shortages at stations and price hikes in the past.

The shutdown comes just ahead of the summer travel season as states with lower rates of new COVID-19 infections are expecting an increase of summer travel following closures due to the pandemic in 2020.

Check back for additional local impact by this national story as the situation develops.

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