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AG: Suspension of utility shut offs should last into June

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 10:38:55-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has asked the State Corporation Commission to continue suspensions of utility disconnections because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Herring wants the disconnection ban to last until at least June 10.

The Attorney General’s Office said in a statement Tuesday that the extension “is needed to make sure that all Virginians have access to water, power and gas” during the stay at home order.

The commission first halted utility disconnections last month. He said that customers should continue to pay their bills if they can.

And those who have stopped paying will eventually have to pay again.