Cold weather leaves plethora of burst pipes, damage - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Cold weather leaves plethora of burst pipes, damage

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Holy Cross High School was closed on Wednesday due to some burst pipe damage. (WFSB photo) Holy Cross High School was closed on Wednesday due to some burst pipe damage. (WFSB photo)
Thousands of books were damaged at a Wallingford children's library. (WFSB photo) Thousands of books were damaged at a Wallingford children's library. (WFSB photo)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

The cold weather experienced over the weekend may be gone, but a number of cities and towns across the state are still cleaning up after its effects.

Holy Cross High School in Waterbury was closed on Wednesday due to a water main break.

Students were already off on Monday and Tuesday, so Wednesday was just an added day of vacation.

"While there was a good deal of flooding in the lower level we were able to pump that water out [Tuesday] evening," said Margaret Leger, principal of Holy Cross High School. "We are assessing the damage [Wednesday] and it appears the damage is minimal."

Leger told Eyewitness News that the students will have to be scheduled in another classroom for a couple of days. She anticipated classes resuming on Thursday.

The school was just of one several places where pipes likely burst from the extreme temperatures.

On Sunday, a pipe burst over the Max Downtown restaurant in Hartford. Patrons had to be evacuated in the middle of their Valentine's Day dinners.

The restaurant is expected to reopen this week.

In Wallingford, one burst in the children's library and destroyed thousands of books. It has received many calls from schools and parent organizations with offers to buy new books.

At Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, a frozen pipe forced the school to close its library for several weeks until repairs can be completed.

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