Cold Weather Blamed For Water Main Breaks

Tampa, Fla. (970 WFLA)- Cold weather is being blamed for about 20 water main breaks around the city, including one this morning  at the intersection of South MacDill Avenue and west Azeele Street. 

A giant hole has the intersection shutdown in all four directions.  Crews hope to have the pipe repaired and the road re-paved by tomorrow night at 5. 

Tampa Water Director Chuck Weber says water main breaks are not unusual after several days of cold temperatures.   Weber says temperature changes cause movement in the pipes and the  ground around the pipes will shift, causing the breaks.

Click here for a list of intersections affected by the water main breaks 

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