Politics & Government
7:45 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Michigan's governor declares Energy Emergency in parts of the Upper Peninsula

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has declared a State of Energy Emergency in part of the Upper Peninsula.

There’s a shortage of propane in parts of the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin. 

According to the governor’s state of energy emergency declaration, high demand for propane, coupled with repairs on a propane pipeline terminal has resulted in a temporary shortage.

The executive order suspends regulations restricting how many hours a day propane truck drivers can operate.    Drivers must travel longer distances to get to where propane is available.

Michigan and Wisconsin are not alone in dealing with a shortage of propane this winter.

Governors in Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona also declared emergencies earlier this month because of a shortage of propane.