Also on Monday, crews in Illinois removed a 12-foot pipe section at the site of a leak that has hampered imports from Canada to the Midwest. The pipe was found to have a two-inch diameter hole at its bottom. Directly below, a water main that passes perpendicular to the pipe was found to have two holes, the AP reported. The cause of the leak is still unknown.
The pipeline in New York was shut down out of "an abundance of caution," Enbridge spokesman Glenn Herchak said.