Temps lower, La. utility companies can now disconnect service

Temps lower, La. utility companies can now disconnect service

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The rule that prohibits utility companies from disconnecting service during extreme heat is no longer in effect since temperatures across Louisiana have fallen and there are no current heat warnings.

A rule adopted by the Louisiana Public Service Commission in 2007 prevents companies from disconnecting electric or natural gas service when the National Weather Service "issues a heat warning for any parish in the electric utility's service territory, or when such warning has been issued on any one of the preceding two calendar days."

The same rule prevents utility disconnections during certain freezing temperature conditions.

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