(UNDATED) – Due to the severe cold weather, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed Executive Order 21-04 to relax restrictions on truck drivers delivering propane to heat Hoosier homes and businesses.
Approximately 500,000 Hoosiers depend upon propane to heat their homes, businesses, schools, and public buildings. It is also used for public transportation.
This extended period of cold weather has increased demand for propane gas.
Distributors have all ready experienced a shortage of supply, long lines at terminals, and related transportation challenges.
Drivers of commercial vehicles that deliver propane are limited to the number of hours they can operate in a given day. Governor Holcomb has lifted those restrictions due to the extreme cold weather and proclaimed this an emergency situation.