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Company: Gas pipeline successfully restarted after deadly explosion

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Map shows how long Colonial Pipeline says it should take for fuel supplies to return to normal levels along their Pipeline up the east coast. (SOURCE:WGCL) Map shows how long Colonial Pipeline says it should take for fuel supplies to return to normal levels along their Pipeline up the east coast. (SOURCE:WGCL)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (CBS46) -

Colonial Pipeline, the company that operates a pipeline supplying gas to the east coast, said Sunday their line restarted after an explosion killed one person in central Alabama.

Colonial Pipeline said the line restarted Sunday around 5:45 a.m. and supplies should return to normal for Atlanta by Monday. They said for some parts of the pipeline could take as long as three days to return to normal.

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One worker died and five other people were injured when a portion of the pipeline operated by Colonial Pipeline exploded in Shelby County. The company said the pipeline should restart Sunday afternoon.

They said they've completed preparatory work and put out the remaining small fire at the site. They said the affected segment of the line has yet to be removed. As soon as it is, they will replace it and test the new segment.

"Based upon the latest information we have available, we now project a Sunday afternoon restart of Line 1," Colonial Pipeline said in a statement on Friday.

They said there have been no apparent effects on the environment as of yet.

"Our focus remains on ensuring the safety of the public, personnel on location, and supporting our colleagues and their families who have been impacted," Officials said on Friday. "Our deepest condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased, and our thoughts and prayers remain with the four individuals who were injured and who continue to receive care."

The explosion took place on the same line that was shut down for several days after a leak earlier this year. 

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