Bitter cold stresses utilities, homes

Winter storm complicates home repairs, as pipes and furnaces are maxed out. To thaw frozen pipes, leave faucets on and apply heat, but safely.

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February 16, 2021 - 9:52 AM

Extreme winter weather in February has led to equally extreme utility bills.

When Tasha Goddard’s pipes froze at her house this weekend, she didn’t call a repair company.

She called her girlfriends.

Tasha Goddard offers instructions to her friends as they work to replace frozen pipes under Goddard’s house.Courtesy photo

Alexis Laird and Tessa Borjon jumped into action. They traveled to the store to pick up supplies, then climbed under Goddard’s home and followed her instructions.

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