Gov. Scott Walker has signed an executive order designed to increase access to propane for people who rely on it to heat their homes.
Walker signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency as of Friday in response to propane shortages and wait times. Walker says the problem is caused by below-normal temperatures across the Midwest and a shortage of drivers.
The order exempts drivers in the process of obtaining or transporting propane from certain federal and state requirements limiting how long they can be on the road.