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1,352 properties waiting for thawing services

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The passing of another night in Winnipeg meant more properties with frozen water lines.

City hall reported Friday that another 18 properties lost their water supply because of frozen lines.

That raises the number of affected properties since November to 2,248.

The number of properties on the waiting list to be thawed climbed marginally between Thursday and Friday, with an addition of three.

The city was able to restore full water service to 15 more properties between Thursday and Friday. The total on the waiting list Friday was 1,352 properties, up slightly from 1,349 the day before.

The city continues to provide temporary water service to properties. Nine properties were connected to a neighbour through a hose between Thursday and Friday.

The number of properties without water service of any kind -- full or temporary -- has fallen for the 10th straight day, now at 648 properties.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 29, 2014 B2

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