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Cold weather not causing a lot of issues for town of Kap yet

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It’s been a deep freeze the past several weeks with bitterly cold temperatures hovering below the 35 below zero mark at times.

That cold weather can put a strain on water lines, heavy equipment even man power working outdoors according the Town of Kap’s Manager of Public Works Eric Cote. He says so far so good when it comes to water pipe problems frozen water lines.

“We typically try not to talk about this too much because we seem like we are jinxing ourselves,” he said. “But so far so good with no water main breaks except for the one on January 1st. We’ve been lucky I guess.”

He adds a list of problem areas has been gathered and residents have been told to run their water.

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“But what that provides is whenever the water is flow it doesn’t freeze,” he said. “So it ensuring that the residents’ services are not disrupted and it’s also ensuring that we don’t have any inadvertent water breaks.”

He adds that the problem the town had with the garbage truck on Tuesday was unrelated to the cold, and the town of Moonbeam was called in to help out.

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