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Frozen pipe bursts strike in Bethel, Danbury, Newtown

Frozen pipes bursting when they warm up is a bigger problem this winter than usual.  Danbury Fire Chief Geoff Herald says they've had numerous calls about it since the arctic blast set in over the weekend. 


Most notably in Newtown, a pipe burst in CH Booth Library over the weekend, closing the facility indefinitely.  In Bethel, a sprinkler pipe burst at Walnut Hill Community Church on Saturday as well. 


Fire officials say the best thing to do at home is to drip water through the faucet to prevent freezing.  Allowing warm air to circulate through the cabinet where the pipes are located will also help.

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Dave Rinelli

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