Crews Continue Repairs On Colonial Pipeline

Repairs were still in progress this morning (Tuesday) on the Colonial Pipeline between Clayton and Wilson’s Mills. The pipeline, which provides fuel to the Selma Oil Terminals, was shutdown Sunday night after a leak was discovered near Jennifer Drive off Little Creek Church Road.

Officials said repairs and cleanup from a fuel spill were still continuing today.

The pipeline is a mixed products stub line that delivers fuel products to the Selma Oil Terminals, according to Colonial Pipeline.

Air and water well monitoring have been established.  Air and water quality continues to be deemed as safe, and monitoring will continue.  Local traffic on Jennifer drive continues to be redirected to ensure public safety as well as the safety of crews on the scene.

Johnston County Emergency Services and the Wilson’s Mills Fire Department are assisting with the incident.

Officials would not confirm how much fuel spilled from the pipeline.

Colonial Pipeline Company connects refineries ­– primarily located in the Gulf Coast ­– with customers and markets throughout the Southern and Eastern United States. The company delivers refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, and fuel for the U.S. Military.

Photos by John Payne