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Pipeline shutdown could cause gas shortages in Green Bay

GREEN BAY - An energy emergency proclamation issued by Wisconsin's governor will allow gasoline truck drivers to be exempt from weekly hours of service restrictions. Governor Walker issued the proclamation for northeast Wisconsin after a petroleum pipeline between Milwaukee and Green Bay was shut off following discovery of a gasoline leak near Jackson.

That discovery last week could cause gas shortages in the Green Bay area.

Tankers are carrying gas into the area now, but long waits at terminals in Madison and Milwaukee are making it hard for the companies to keep up with the demand.