SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KDXU) - Governor Spencer Cox is declaring a liquid petroleum emergency in Utah.

According to Cox, freezing temperatures and road closures due to weather conditions have caused a spike in demand for propane in Utah and surrounding states.

Declaring an emergency allows the state to suspend federal regulations that limit how many hours drivers who transport liquid petroleum can work.

“We can’t afford the kinds of delivery delays we’re seeing and we need to allow private sector solutions to occur,” says Cox.

The executive order is in effect for the next 30 days.

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