Many New Englander revelers rang in the new year with frozen pipe burst putting a damper on their celebrations.
According to the National Weather Service in Taunton, Boston has broken a nearly 100-year-old record for lowest high temperature on Dec. 28 2017. The record, set in 1924, was 18 degrees. Thursday’s lowest high temperature was 12 degrees — 6 degrees lower than the previous record. And to add insult to injury the cold spell lasted the remainder of the week.
Water freezing and expanding within the pipes turns these heavy duty metal cylinders into malleable material.