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Low Temperatures Raise Heating Bills
COLUMBUS -- The record-breaking chill could be breaking Columbus residents' heating budgets.
Area utility companies said customers have been using 10 to 20 percent more natural gas in the past two days, which could add an extra $20 to their monthly bill.
Columbia Gas had projected the average January bill would already be about $136 -- and that was before taking into account the deep freeze.
The Tuesday temperatures had not been experienced in Columbus for 140 years.