Too much snow; Propane out, toilet frozen

Shannon Manshum has been without propane for three days. (Jan. 29, 2014)

SARANAC, Mich. (WOOD) — A Saranac-area woman has been forced to temporarily leave her home because she has been without propane for three days.

Shannon Manshum said the propane company she uses says it has been unable to deliver because of the amount of snow in her driveway.

Propane powers the gas appliances, including the furnace, in Manshum’s home.

Manshum says she has tried to clear the driveway enough, but staff members at AltoGas in Alto say the propane delivery truck got stuck Tuesday night when attempting to deliver to her home.

A wrecker had to be called in to pull the truck out.

“It’s like sub-zero temperatures,” said Manshum. “It’s cold.”

Along with her two children, Manshum has moved out of her home as temperatures are near freezing inside even with space heaters in use.

An AltoGas representative told 24 Hour News 8 that the weather has proved challenging for the gas company that must take extra precautions when transporting the highly flammable chemical on the roads.

Manshum says she fears that the pipes in her home will freeze and cause damage. The water in her toilet was frozen Wednesday.

Shannon Manshum has been without propane for three days. (Jan. 29, 2014)

“The temperatures don’t seem to be getting any better,” Manshum said. “We need some propane in here.”

AltoGas representatives say they will attempt again to deliver propane to Manshum’s home on Thursday.

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