Crystal Lake police warn of frozen water lines

Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 3:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 7:57 p.m. CDT

The Crystal Lake Police Dept. issued an advisory Monday afternoon warning residents of a number of frozen water service lines confirmed in the past week.

"Due to the prolonged periods of extreme cold that the area has experienced this winter, the frost covering the City has been able to penetrate deeper into the ground and reach some water service lines," the advisory said. "When the frost reaches these depths, it is able to freeze the water and service lines, which can prevent residents from having access to water."

The city urges any resident with knowledge of water service issues to run a faucet in their home and leave it running with a stream of water "no wider than a pencil" to prevent freezing issues.

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