Frigid Weather Leads to Water Main Breaks in Mo.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The bitter cold is being blamed for several water main breaks in the St. Louis area.
KMOV-TV reports that many of the breaks happened Tuesday, when temperatures in some suburban communities bottomed at 10 degrees below zero or colder in the morning before a gradual warm-up. One break flooded Highway 367 in north St. Louis County.
A sprinkler head burst at Johnson Wabash Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, causing significant damage to the building. Officials weren't immediately sure if the school would be open Wednesday.
Officials at Missouri American Water say breaks are more common in bitter cold as icy water runs through warmer pipes underground.