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Jackson crews search for broken water pipes after cold snap

“We expect breaks to occur once the weather begins to warm up on Tuesday,” said Williams, according to City Engineer Charles Williams. Jackson residents should insulate all exposed outdoor pipes and faucets, open cabinet doors in the kitchen and bathrooms to help circulate hot ventilation air. Maintaining a small drip from faucets will minimize the threat of frozen pipes, Williams said. Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s on Tuesday and 60s on Wednesday after two days of temperatures that dipped to freezing and below in some areas.

Jackson public works crews are searching for broken water pipes after the recent cold spell.

According to city engineer Charles Williams, the city’s water distribution system is underground, and there are a number of aging water distribution pipes that need to be replaced to improve reliability in cold weather.

“We expect some breaks once the weather starts to warm up on Tuesday,” Williams said.

Jackson residents should insulate all exposed outdoor pipes and faucets, open cabinet doors in the kitchen and bathrooms to help circulate hot air from the heating vent. Maintaining a small drip from faucets will minimize the threat of frozen pipes, Williams said.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s on Tuesday and 60s on Wednesday after two days of temperatures that dipped to freezing and below in some areas.