While warmer weather brings some relief to work crews that have labored in sub-freezing temperatures for days to fix water main breaks, it doesn't mean they are done cleaning up.
WASHINGTON — Milder weather is easing the strain on repair crews that are working 24 hours a day on water main breaks throughout the area, but the water companies say the rising temperatures won’t bring an end to the breaking pipes.
Residents in Fairfax have suffered with frozen meters. Crews responded to more than 4,000 complaints since Saturday, and they remain busy repairing water mains.
“Yesterday we had around 21 main breaks and today we have 18. So we’re moving along at a pretty good clip. Since the beginning of this new year it’s been 142,” Fairfax Water spokesman Jesse Aranda said.
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