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A cold streak is running across the U.S., bringing freezing temperatures across southern states, single-digit and below-zero temperatures in the Midwest, and the possibility of frozen and ruptured pipes.

As water in pipes freezes, as much as 2,000 pounds of pressure is produced, seriously testing the tensile strength of water lines. With a burst pipe’s ability to release hundreds of gallons of water per hour, damages can amount to thousands of dollars.

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Steve Hallo

Steve Hallo is an assistant editor with PC360 Group. Prior to his current position, Steve spent nearly a decade covering retail transformation, consumer trends, manufacturing issues and supply chain challenges impacting global CPG markets. He can be reached at [email protected], and on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

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