(UNDATED) - Plumbers across Indiana are keeping busy this week responding to service calls after freezing temperatures wreaked havoc on water lines and caused pipes to burst.
The issue occurs when water inside a pipe freezes and expands, putting too much pressure on the line.
Many homes and businesses saw several ruptures or broken water mains and had to evacuate or close.
Experts agree that letting faucets run at a trickle will relieve the pressure on the line and keep the water from freezing. Water bills may go up a little bit, but it is nothing compared to the price of replacing a broken pipe.
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