Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo declares state of emergency over fuel leak in California pipeline supplying Las Vegas –

AFTER a fuel pipeline leak, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo has issued a state of emergency.

The leak was detected on Thursday in Long Beach, California, at a station that supplies fuel to Las Vegas, according to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, the company that operates the pipeline.


Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo (pictured) has issued a state of emergency after a pipeline leak was detectedCredit: Getty Images – Getty

On Friday evening, Lombardo publicly confirmed a state of emergency for Nevada.

“Tonight, I declared a state of emergency to help mitigate the impact of the California fuel pipeline leak in Southern Nevada,” he wrote in a Twitter post.

He attached the official declaration from the governor’s office in the tweet as well.

Lombardo also urged citizens not to panic-buy fuel and create “unnecessary shortages.”

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