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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 11:06am

Temperature Down But Power Off For Some

Lower temperatures have made the power go off in some parts of South Georgia.

22-hundred customers of Albany Water, Gas and Light are having their power turned off after not paying June and July bills.

The company’s Lorie Farkas says many just ignored their bills after being given extra time to pay following record-breaking heat.

“We have more danger of dying of heat frustration than freezing to death so about four years ago we instituted if the temperature was estimated with a heat index to be a hundred or above, we would not cut anyone off.”

Late last week temperatures dropped and power started being shut off. Officials with the Public Service Commission say A.W.G.L is not regulated by their agency. However, the PSC advises customers across the state that are having a tough time paying their bills to negotiate with their electricity providers if they cannot pay in full.

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