Two unplanned incidents threaten Michigan's supply of fuel for the busy Memorial Day weekend.

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency on May 24th due to the shutdown of a fuel pipeline in Wisconsin and an unplanned outage of a refinery in Detroit heading into the holiday weekend.

We want to make sure the fuel Michiganders need for their travels to work, school or a long weekend trip is available. This executive order will help ensure there are no artificial shortages of fuel impacting the state’s residents or visitors.

-Gov. Snyder

It turns out things are not as dire as they sound and there is no need to panic and fill your tank. What the state of emergency will do is lift restrictions on travel of vehicles delivering fuel and assure that no service stations run dry.

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