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JASPER, Ind. — The snowstorm that moved through Indiana on Monday previously hit Texas and Oklahoma, where there are many natural gas plants that were shut down because of the bad weather.

These shutdowns have causes a small natural gas shortage that is particularly impacting southwestern portions of Indiana.

Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide is asking Hoosiers who live in the DuBois County city to turn their thermostats back a little bit in order to try and conserve as much natural gas as possible. All he is asking it that you turn it back to 70 or lower.

“It is a unique situation. We’re kind of getting used to unique situations,” Vonderheide said in a press conference Tuesday. “It’s important because it does have a direct impact on the availability of gas, which is vital to our healthcare facilities.”

CenterPointe Energy, which is based in Texas, is the main supplier of natural gas to Dubois and surrounding counties, including Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties.

CenterPointe is also recommending you leave your blinds open to let sunlight into your house. That will help heat your home during the day.