Bursting of water pipes expected to worsen as more thaw
The bursting of frozen pipes in the wake of the wintry storm will only get worse before it gets better, plumbers and city officials say. But don't use torches. The pipes need to be thawed slowly. "Because of the weather, we're not cutting people off for non-payment. We normally do that Monday through Thursday. But with the weather, we don't cut anybody off. We've suspended those operations," a city spokeswoman said.