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Order extended lifting time limits for Michigan fuel trucks

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

Gov. Rick Snyder says the federal government has extended an order that allows truckers transporting fuel in Michigan to spend more time on the road.

Snyder had issued the energy emergency in May and earlier extended it in response to pipeline interruptions in Wisconsin and Detroit. He had suspended state and federal rules related to limits on hours and days that a trucker can be on the road.

Snyder said in a statement Tuesday that the extension "will help ensure fuel is available and affordable throughout the rest of the summer and during the Labor Day holiday." He says the federal government granted a request to extend the energy emergency until Sept. 9.

Snyder says a fuel pipeline in Wisconsin still is down.

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