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Number of homes with frozen pipes tops 1,200

The number of properties without water in Winnipeg continues to increase.

City hall says another 45 properties were left without water between Sunday and today, for a total of 1,960 since November.

This year's frozen waterlines are not without precedent — about 3,000 were reported in 1979, and the patterns are about the same.

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This year's frozen waterlines are not without precedent — about 3,000 were reported in 1979, and the patterns are about the same. Photo Store

In contrast, the city was able to restore full water service to only eight properties in the past 24 hours.

The number of properties on the waiting list to be thawed now stands at 1,230, up from 1,193 reported on Sunday.

The city was able to provide temporary water service via hose connection to an additional 50 properties.

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

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