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Ohio Gov. John Kasich declares energy emergency

Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:55 PM   |   Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Recent frigid weather prompted Ohio Gov. John Kasich to declare a statewide energy emergency this weekend.

Kasich said his Saturday order is aimed at expediting shipments of propane gas to help ease the tight supply. He also asked the federal government to act as well.

"This will help get propane companies resupplied so Ohioans who use propane to heat their homes can stay warm, while also doing it safely," Kasich said in a release posted on his official website.

"We're also working closely with county officials to look out for people whose supplies might be getting low.

"I urge folks to look out for one another right now. Check in on your neighbors, especially seniors or families with young kids, and call your local Red Cross or EMA if there's anyone who needs help.

"We'll get through this as we always do, by working together."

Kasich's declaration allows commercial drivers who transport propane or heating oil to drive more hours and more consecutive days than normal as long as they can still do so safely, the release said.

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Topics: John Kasich
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