Governor Evers Declares Energy Emergency In The State

Winter has reared its ugly head early, which has prompted Governor Tony Evers to declare an Energy Emergency in. The Emergency Declaration will loosen driving restrictions on truck drivers carrying propane in the state. That propane is needed not only for heating homes, but also by farmers to dry out crops which are being harvested late this season. Federal and state regulations limit the number of consecutive hours a driver can work behind the wheel to 14. After that, rules mandate a 10-hour rest period before that person can drive again. Evers says the order will insure swift and efficient delivery of petroleum products throughout the state.