Colonial Pipeline Continues Work On Repairing Gas Line Leak

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Colonial Pipeline Company continues to respond to a gasoline leak on its Line 19, a 12-inch line near Chattanooga. Line 19 delivers gasoline into the Nashville market.

Crews are working to drain, remove and replace the affected segment of Line 19. The repair process is proceeding cautiously due to the terrain and the proximity of the leak to Shoal Creek.

These factors have necessitated a temporary diversion of the creek to allow for safe and effective excavation. Forecasted rain tonight and Wednesday may also impact progress. Taking all of these factors into account, we are projecting a restart of Line 19 by the end of this week.

Local, state and federal authorities, including EPA, are providing oversight and assistance within a collaborative Unified Command structure. Colonial continues to monitor the air as well as the water in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River. Safety continues to be the primary concern.

Colonial Pipeline thanks the local residents and business owners in the area for their patience and cooperation while crews work to repair the pipeline. Company officials said they are also appreciative of the incredible support given by all of the agency partners – local, state and federal.

The public can follow progress on the incident response website, and daily updates will be posted until the restart of Line 19 at https://tn-st-hwy27.colonialresponse.com.



Corker, Alexander, Perdue Back Launch Of Tax Reform Effort

Senators Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander and David Perdue were among those voting for a budget resolution that carries the procedural tools requested by Senate leadership to kick-start the legislative process on tax reform.   The Senate version of the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution passed by a vote of 51 to 49.   “The sole purpose of this budget resolution ... (click for more)

Jay's Owner Says She Was Drinking At Wilder Street Bar Because It Was A Surprise Party In Her Honor

Jay’s bar at 1914 Wilder St., has been cited to the beer board several times in the past and punished with the suspension of its beer license multiple times since 2013. At the Thursday morning meeting of the beer board, the owner of the business was cited again on Sept. 28, for several of the same reasons. A routine bar check conducted by Chattanooga patrol officers on a Thursday ... (click for more)

The Deer Decline At Enterprise South Nature Park

There are now 11 fewer deer to see at Enterprise Nature Park. The hunters snuck another one in secretly so as not to cause controversy.   I go to that park three or four times a week, and haven't seen any deer for months, and I used to see them all the time. They had to put out "salt licks" to attract deer from surrounding areas outside the park. Then they killed them ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: At Last! New Schools

In this me-me-me-only-me world of today, we-we-we-finally got a thrilling $125 million facility plan for the Hamilton County Department of Education on Thursday night. The School Board unanimously approved a well-thought-out “first Band-Aid” that will provide a new elementary school in Harrison, middle schools in East Hamilton and Howard, and a quite-satisfactory answer to move ... (click for more)

Baylor Wins State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – There were tears on both sides of the court at MTSU’s Murphy Center Thursday afternoon. There were tears of relief and joy for the Baylor Lady Red Raiders while the tears for the Briarcrest Lady Saints represented heartbreak and disappointment. Such is the case when two really good volleyball teams meet for the second straight year for a D-II Class AA ... (click for more)

Lanters Are Latest Sister Acts Leading Lady Flames Teams

When one looks back on the success of the Lee University women’s soccer program over the past 16 years, it is easy to see what sisters have provided. Records show the surge began in 2001 and continues today with senior Summer and freshman Anna Lanter (former Soddy Daisy High School standouts) helping spark the Lady Flames to a current 8-4 overall mark and 7-2 in the rugged Gulf ... (click for more)