Northeast Ohio winters are known to cause quite a few headaches, including water main breaks. And with the freezing temperatures and low wind chills we’re experiencing, customers are likely to see an increase in breaks.
The low temperatures and cold winds of winter can make your water pipes susceptible to freezing, especially ones located in unheated or exterior areas of your home. And if a frozen pipes bursts, it can cause flooding and serious damage.
43.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the official temperature for Lake Erie offshore of Cleveland as of today, November 28. While that's still a good bit above freezing, as winter progresses and the lake temperature continues to drop we're on the lookout for ice formation.