By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Columbia Gas is urging people who need help paying their utility bills to reach out.

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The utility held a virtual town hall Tuesday letting local service agencies and lawmakers know about its assistance programs.

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The goal is to get people signed up for assistance now before the cold sets in.

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Columbia Gas also says there are more funds available than ever this year and they want people who are eligible to apply for assistance.