In the midst of increasingly tight supplies, Maine's
Adjutant General is pushing for a temporary waiver of federal weight limits on
trucks bringing propane into the state.
According to the Bangor
Daily News, Maj. Gen. Bill Libby of the Maine National Guard is pushing for
the waiver in the wake of a month-long cold snap that has increased demand for
Libby has the Maine Emergency Management Agency under his
The current regulations ban trucks weighing more than 80,000
pounds from state highways. However, trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds can
use the Maine Turnpike because it was built before the federal rules were
A tanker carrying 12 million gallons of propane that had
been delayed by bad weather made it to the state over the weekend. Another tanker
is expected on Friday, March 2.