More than twenty-five thousand Maine families are hoping there’s an end in sight to the state’s propane shortage…those families rely on propane for their heat.
Local suppliers have been rationing propane, to try and make their supplies last until the shortage is over.
A Canadian rail strike is to blame…since 70 percent of Maine’s propane comes to the state from Canada, the two week strike has had a huge impact here.
There is news that the strike may be coming to an end.
Union officials say they reached a tentative agreement late Saturday night.
Pending a formal vote, workers could be headed back to their jobs in a matter of days.
Officials in Governor Baldacci’s office says that doesn’t mean the shortage will end overnight…but they are calling it a ":light at the end of the tunnel.":