COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Following December and January's bitter cold temperatures, many across north Mississippi are feeling the hurt in their bank accounts.
Many people are seeing above-average utility bills because of this.
"When things get as cold as they have been, it doesn’t matter how new or efficient your home or your heater is, it has to work a lot more to keep your home warm," said Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley.
He says those affected can contact their utility company to receive more specific information about their bill. Many agencies work with customers on their payments.
"But if after that someone still feels their bill is too high, they can certainly contact the Commission at 1-800-637-7722," Presley stated.