PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The bitter blast in the Delaware Valley caused some damage underground as two water main were affected.
If you were out and about Tuesday, you already know what the weather was like.
“It’s cold, it’s windy,” said Paul Pham in King of Prussia. “I don’t like it!”
The bitter blast of cold weather had almost no fans Tuesday.
It was the kind of cold that has you bundling up in layers and likely still feeling cold.
The kind of cold that not only dampened the day for some in the region, it also did some damage.
Around 4 a.m., the freezing temperatures led to two water main breaks.
One in Montgomery County, along the Germantown Pike, and another in Northeast Philadelphia, along Willits Road.
Both breaks caused an icy mess and had crews out all day in the cold for repairs.
“We always see an uptick in water main breaks starting in the winter, early December, as the water temperatures drop and goes through our system,” said John DiGiulio with Philadelphia Water Department.
In the past week or so there have been at least a half-dozen water main breaks in Philadelphia, including two in Rittenhouse Square, but the city’s water department says this month there have actually been over 80 water main breaks caused by the colder temperatures.
“We do know that we will see more certainly from December through about March,” added DiGiulio.
The city expects more water main breaks if the bitter blast of cold sticks around.