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UPDATE: Propane shortage gets a little worse

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It's been weeks since the state of Ohio started running low on propane. Thousands of customers and retailers were hoping the problem would be resolved by now.

"It's gotten a little bit worse," said Justin McVicker, from Reliance Propane and Fuel Oil. "Here locally, BP, we pull six loads a week, usually. We're down to one or two. So they were at 50 percent, now we're down to about a third…We just recently purchased gas from Louisiana, so that's how bad it's getting around here."

Truckers are hauling what they can, but weather conditions are making it tough to get the wheels on the road. The shortage has led to extremely high bills and less-than-happy customers.

"They're not happy with the price and neither are we," McVicker said. "I just want to make sure everyone knows we're not gouging anyone."

Prices can vary depending on when you locked in your supply.

"Everyone is just hoping for the best," McVicker said.

He and other retailers are asking customers to conserve where they can. That's proving to be a tall order this winter. We have some suggestions on ways you can save here, or you can check out our slideshow with ideas on how to stay warm.

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