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Coast plumbers work hard to fix freeze damage

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The temperatures are rising and the freeze is ending. It's both a blessing, and a curse. As the frozen water in some pipes melt, the pipes tend to bust apart, creating a huge mess. And that mess creates plenty of work for plumbers and other clean up crews.

For a business complex on Pass Road, the effects of the freeze are starting to show. A main water line for the center is busted. There is still water flowing to the businesses, but when it comes time for repairs, the water will have to be cut off.

Barbara King is a hair stylist in the complex, and said that will hurt her business.

"They said it would be cut off in the next two days," King said. "Don't know exactly when, but that it would be off from a half a day to a full day, and that's a problem."

This shopping center wasn't the only place facing busted pipe problems. A truck stop in Pascagoula also had some lines that needed to be replaced. Plumber Jamie McNelley was on the job taking care of the repairs. He said there wasn't much that could have been done to prevent the busted lines, and the damage is extensive.

"Once the line busted, you know, they couldn't run any water to put water in their radiators or anything or be able to fill up the buckets to wash their windshields off. It just completely cut off all the water to these bays," he said.

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