Governor Paul LePage has signed an emergency proclamation to ensure heating oil delivery drivers are able to remain on the road longer, the governor's office said.

“We must ensure our oil delivery drivers can be on the road so that Mainers stay warm,” Governor LePage said in a press release Tuesday

The State of Emergency proclamation enables a waiver from the Federal Department of Transportation to allow heating oil delivery personnel to stay on the road longer so they can make heating fuel and bulk petroleum deliveries, the release said.

The Governor also reminded drivers who are picking up extra hours to remain safe on the roadways. “We want to keep Mainers warm, but drivers and businesses should understand their limitations too,” said Governor LePage.

The order is active beginning on February 14, 2017 through February 28, 2017.