As Calgary thaws from deep freeze, fire crews overwhelmed by broken water pipe calls

Calgary’s recovery from last week’s deep freeze isn’t without its difficulties.

As the mercury rose, city fire crews spent the first couple of days of 2018 responding to dozens of broken water pipe calls — displacing residents and causing headaches across the city.

In a 24-hour period between 7:30 a.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, fire department spokeswoman Carol Henke said crews attended close to 125 water-related calls in the city — 60 by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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