Kentuckiana residents deal with deep freeze frustrations

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 1:07 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Plumbers were in high demand on Tuesday as residents and businesses across Kentuckiana dealt with frozen pipes and water leaks. Some residents had no water at all.

“I feel like we live on Little House on the Prairie or something,” Marcie McFarland said.

McFarland and her three kids only have cold water coming from the sink. Their bathroom is completely out of service.

“We don’t have a toilet that flushes,” McFarland said.

While she is waiting for her pipes to thaw, some are dealing with no heat and Meredithe Grace is without a car. Her GMC Yukon almost broke down on the way home from work on Monday.

“I couldn't get the car to accelerate past 10 miles per hour,” Grace said.

She made it to Bob Hook Chevrolet where their workload has doubled in the past few days. They’re repairing cars that won’t start, cracked windshields as well as broken door handles and more.

“I had one lady come in and both the doors were frozen, and they wouldn’t shut. They had a rope tied to both doors to hold them closed,” David Redding said.

Plumbers will be busy for the next few days as pipes thaw and more water leaks are exposed. The Louisville Water Company is reminding people to find your main shut off valve ahead of time.

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