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Starkville residents may have pipe problems with fluctuating temperatures during ice storm

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Starkville residents may have pipe problems with fluctuating temperatures during ice storm
Starkville residents may have pipe problems with fluctuating temperatures during ice storm
Feb. 17, 2021

As the temperature stay below freezing, it is important to keep an eye your pipes.

Wtva's rhea thornton is live in oktibbeha county where she spoke with a utilities general manager aboutthe danger of freezing pipes and losing power.

I'm in downtown starkville where starkville utilities general manager terry kemp told me it's so far... so good for folks living in starkville.

Kemp said the utility company is continually monitoring water wells in the area to ensure local businesses are not experiencing any pipes bursting.

However, as the temperature are starting to warm back up, he said workers could see more issues.

There could be more leaks when the ice melts.

Kemp said starkville residents maintained much of their power.

He attributed the lack of power outages to the city's preparations around starkville.

Situations like this ."

"there's been a lot of capital investment put into our system on electric, water, and sewer and that plus constant preparation, you know from our tree trimming, we spend a good bit of time on that each and every year, those things really show up in situations like this."

Tonight at 6, hear from someone living in sturgis.

He'll talk how he's worked to maintain the pipes inside his home during the ice storm.

Reporting live in starkville, rhea thornton wtva 9 news.

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