Cold snap drags on, freezing pipes and shutting off taps

Cold snap drags on, freezing pipes and shutting off taps
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WINNIPEG —
The frigid temperatures outside are causing a mess inside.

Manitoba plumbers are answering a flood of calls to fix frozen pipes, as a cold snap drags on in the province.

“It’s been crazy busy,” said Mark Pelletier, owner of Shorty’s Plumbing and Heating in Winnipeg, on Tuesday.

Pelletier said the phone has been ringing non-stop since the weekend.

“We’ve had guys going all through the night; we’re trying to help as many people as we possibly can.”

As of Tuesday night, much of Manitoba remained under an extreme cold warning. Temperatures have dipped below -30C and feel more like -40C with the wind chill.

City crews spent Tuesday trying to repair a water main that burst on Ethelbert Street in Wolseley, shutting off the taps for dozens…



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