Governor and Indiana lawmakers declare propane emergency

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As we head into another frigid spell, Michigan has been hit especially hard by a propane shortage across the country.

That means folks who heat their homes with propane gas will be paying higher prices.

The shortage is due to the bitter cold we already saw this winter, and because of a wet, cool fall.

Farmers had to use much of the propane to run crops through dryers.

Governor Rick Snyder has declared an emergency and loosened rules for trucks carrying propane and fuel oil.

Still, Michigan officials counsel residents to use their propane wisely.

Now, the US Department of Transportation has extended the State of Emergency for the midwest until March 1st.

This will enable the continued delivery of much needed propane and home-heating supplies for hoosier families during this frigid weather.

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski joined the 16 Saturday Morning team to speak further on this propane concern.