PORTLAND, ME - Maine's governor has signed an emergency order to allow heating oil delivery drivers to be on the road longer to make sure homes stay warm during some of the coldest temperatures of the winter.

Gov. Paul LePage says the emergency proclamation signed Thursday will allow the Department of Transportation to grant a waiver to permit delivery personnel to stay out longer.

But LePage also wants to remind drivers picking up extra hours to stay safe on the roadways.

The order will stay active for 10 days starting Thursday or until the governor declares the end of the emergency.