Evers declares state energy emergency

On Friday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order declaring an energy emergency in the state after continued severe winter weather.

This is the second time in a month that Evers has declared an energy emergency. The new executive order, No. 183, will provide a 30-day waiver that will allow fuel suppliers to get caught up on deliveries due to weather-related delays. It will also allow for out-of-state utility restoration workers to arrive faster. The first order called for a 10-day waiver.

According to the governor, weeks of severe winter weather has impacted the distribution of residential heating fuel, including heating oil and propane, and the order allows for the delivery of these products.