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Vermont Counts 26 Communities With Frozen Pipe Problems

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Vermont Public Safety officials say at least 26 communities in the state have had problems with frozen pipes over the past week.

Emergency officials did an informal survey Tuesday and found that communities from one end of Vermont to the other have been grappling with frozen pipes caused by the prolonged frigid weather.

Two water main breaks in St. Albans forced the Northwestern Vermont Medical Center to stop inpatient admissions, although the hospital's emergency department remained open. Meanwhile, the city issued a boil-water notice.

Some communities are asking customers to keep a trickle of water running in their homes and businesses to prevent the lines from freezing, while other systems do not have the capacity to support that.

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