Ohio Governor John Kasich declares statewide energy emergency to speed up fuel shipments

COLUMBUS - Ohio is under statewide energy emergency.

Governor John Kasich made the declaration to speed up shipments of propane to the Buckeye State to keep people warm.

Rural Ohio homes often use propane for heating, and it’s been in short supply after this month’s cold snap.

The emergency declaration allows drivers with valid commercial licenses who are transporting propane or heating oil to drive more hours and more consecutive days than they normally would to get the fuel here.

The state is also working with counties to keep an eye on people whose supplies may be low, and Kasich is asking Ohioans to check in on neighbors and call the Red Cross or EMA if anyone needs help.

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