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Hudson — Water expands when it freezes, and pipes break.
Hudson service crews Jan. 28 identified a small leak in a water pipe on Church Street near the Oviatt Street intersection, according to Communications Manager Jody Roberts.
Repair crews prepare for cold weather work, she said.
“We expect things to go wrong because the sub-zero weather will cause water to freeze and expand and pop joints,” Roberts said. “Freezing and thawing causes pipes to break, especially in this sub-zero weather.”
The water isn’t gushing but can be seen bubbling out of the road, she said.
The crew investigated the leak, but because of the sub-zero weather decided to wait until the weather conditions improve for a day or two before making repairs, Roberts said.
If the leak becomes worse, the city will repair it sooner, she said.
About five or six homeowners were notified and won’t lose water until it is shut off to make the repair, Roberts said. Afterwards, homeowners should run their water until it is clear because repairs can kick up sediment.
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