St. Paul, MN -- (Learfield Wire Services/TTWN Media Networks) - Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule expires Sunday in the wake of another snowstorm.

Patrick Boland with Xcel Energy says if you can't pay your bill, it's important to contact your utility right away to avoid disconnection. He says also keep in mind low-income energy assistance is still available and the average grant is around 500-dollars. Most utilities in the state will work out a payment plan with their customers.

Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule protects residents from getting their primary heating source disconnected during the winter months.