Pipelines carrying crude oil from Canada through Illinois won't be back online until later in the week, a spokeswoman for Enbridge said.
Two people were killed Saturday in New Lenox, Ill., after a vehicle crash at an industrial park sparked a blaze at a pipeline operated by Enbridge, the Chicago Sun Times reports.
Enbridge spokeswoman Lorraine Little said in an e-mailed statement that oil pipelines in the area would be closed until at least Thursday.
"Enbridge Operations staff has completed an initial survey and assessment of the damage to our New Lenox, Ill., station infrastructure resulting from Saturday's tragic automobile accident," she said. "We continue to work around the clock to return the facility to operation."
Line 14, the western section of the pipeline, will be out of service until Wednesday and the remainder, Line 64, would be offline until Thursday. Little said both restarts were preliminary estimates, adding upstream capacity would be affected because of the pipeline restrictions in Illinois.
The line typically carries crude oil from tar sands projects in Alberta, Canada. Enbridge is still addressing a 2010 Alberta crude oil spill from Line 6B of its Lakehead oil pipeline system in southern Michigan.
It was unclear how much crude was spilled during the Saturday accident in Illinois.