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Propane shortage could worsen

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Propane is already in short supply around the Midwest, but the Michigan Public Service Commission says it's going to be even more scarce in the Upper Peninsula next week.

Last week, Newschannel 3 reported propane price hikes and shortages throughout the Midwest. Most of the problems have been linked to transportation problems because of the weather.

But now, a Wisconsin supplier is planning to shut down for maintenance. That's expected to put even more strain on an already tight supply.

About nine percent of households in Michigan use propane as the primary heating fuel.