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Cold Could Cause Rash of Frozen Pipes

YAKIMA, Wa -  Temperatures are expected to drop down to single digits tonight, and that cold weather could be costly if you don't protect your pipes from freezing.  Several local plumbers say they have already received some calls from customers with frozen pipes.  They say if your pipes burst from the cold it could end up costing you hundreds -- even thousands of dollars.

So here are some tips they gave us:

Keep the water trickling in your house.

Open doors to bottom cabinets so air can get inside to pipes, especially if plumbing to bathroom or kitchen is on an exterior wall.

And make sure pipes are insulated and-or *heat taped* in crawl spaces.