Citing an emergency with the state’s propane supply, Governor Eric Holcomb has signed an executive order which waives some of the time restrictions for truck drivers who haul the fuel. Throughout the Midwest, there have been reports of propane shortages and long lines at terminals. The governor’s office says some terminals have run out of the fuel. The forecast for cold temperatures this week will mean additional demand for the fuel as Hoosiers crank up the heat on their homes and businesses. Another draw on the supply is agriculture. Because the Indiana corn crop got planted late, it’s taking longer for the crop to dry naturally. Farmers need to dry the grain before placing it in storage. With the emergency declaration, fuel haulers can exempt from the regulations restricting their hours of service. The order is in effect until December 2 unless it’s ended early or extended by the Governor.
November 12th, 2019|Local News|