The White House has declared a state of emergency covering most of the East Coast following a cyber attack. The cyber attack forced the Colonial Pipeline to shut down more than 5,000 miles of pipeline on Friday. The pipeline is still not operational.
Major cyber attack hits the East Coast
The colonial pipeline transports fuel from the Golf Coast to millions of people throughout the East Coast, including some of the most densely populated areas of the Country.
States from Alabama to New York are included in the state of emergency being declared by the White House.
If the pipeline is shut down for more than ten days experts predict a major shortage in fuel throughout the Southeast.
The White House state of emergency lifts regulations for any motor carriers who are supplying the affected areas while the pipeline remains out of operation.