Broken pipe floods Avalon Apartments on Southfield Ave. in Stamford

Damage to pipes is caused when ice expands and can't be seen until the temperature rises.

Damage to pipes is caused when ice expands and can't be seen until the temperature rises. (1/8/14)

STAMFORD - The cold weather is causing big problems for plumbing across southwestern Connecticut.

Stamford fire officials received a call from the Avalon Apartments on Southfield Avenue after a burst pipe flooded several apartments Wednesday.

Damage to pipes is caused when ice expands and can't be seen until the temperature rises.

Officials say this problem is only going to get worse as the pipes thaw out from the deep freeze. 

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