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Frigid weather sees utilities urging customers to conserve

Frigid weather that has sent temperatures plunging across Middle America also has power and gas utilities urging customers to dial down the thermostat.


Utility companies serving Nebraska, issued the plea today for customers to conserve power as temperatures dropped to nearly 30 below in parts of western and northern Nebraska early Monday, sending the wind chill to as low as nearly 50 below in some places.


Several utilities throughout the state have issued releases begging customers to conserve energy through Wednesday as the bitter cold was expected to linger for days.