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More Communities Asked to Run Water

Updated: 03/06/2014 3:02 PM
Created: 02/17/2014 11:03 AM WDIO.com

Spring is just two weeks away, but winter continues its' cold grip on the Northland.

Our list of communities being asked to run water in their homes and businesses to prevent pipes from freezing continues to grow.  Residents of these towns should leave one faucet running with a stream that is about a quarter-inch wide, or the size of a pencil.

Authorities say even if the temperatures warm up, residents should not turn their water off. Communities will be notified when the threat of water lines freezing is over.

Here is a list of communities affected as of Thursday, March 6.

In Minnesota:

  • Aurora
  • Bemidji:  759-3564
  • Buhl:  258-3226
  • Calumet
  • Chisholm:  254-7905
  • Coleraine:  245-2112
  • Ely, only residents with problems in the past:  226-5474
  • Eveleth: 744-7485
  • Hibbing: 262-7700
  • Hill City: 244-0440
  • Hoyt Lakes, only residents with problems in the past
  • Midway area of Virginia: 748-7540
  • Nashwauk:  855-1210
  • Willow River: 372-3733
  • Wrenshall * See below

In Wisconsin:

  • Drummond: 739-6654
  • Glidden
  • Hayward: 634-4612
  • Iron River: 372-4710
  • Mellen: 274-2136
  • Washburn: 373-6160 ext. 1  ** See below

* The City of Wrenshall is asking residents to check the temperature of their water, but is not asking all residents to keep water running.  Anyone whose water temperature is 38 degrees or less is asked to call the Wrenshall city office at 384-3680 for instructions.

** The City of Washburn said residents who do not keep their water running will be fully responsible for for damages resulting from frozen lines.

Stream should be about the size of a pencil

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