By Cowboy State Daily
Frigid winter temperatures across the state prompted Gov. Mark Gordon on Monday to sign an executive order allowing drivers of propane delivery trucks to drive extra hours to deliver much-needed fuel.
Gordon’s order suspends limits on the number of hours that drivers can put in on the road if they are bringing propane to Wyoming or making in-state deliveries.
In a news release, Gordon declared a state of emergency, citing propane shortages predicted to occur with higher consumption during the cold weather.
“I didn’t sign this order lightly,” Gordon said in a news release. “I put these emergency rules in place in recognition of how harmful it would be to not be able to heat your home.”
The order, set to expire by March 31, requires that drivers not drive while fatigued. It is similar to rules already put in place in surrounding states facing the same issue.