Cold causes problems for PSD

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ADRIAN — Cold temperatures have caused problems for the Adrian Public Service District but employees have been working hard to fix all issues.

“Most of the issues have. Been addressed,” Adrian PSD manager Nina Monroe said Tuesday morning. “We’ve been able to isolate some of the leaks that way.”

One leak remained in the Rock Cave area, affecting approximately three customers. Workers were traveling to the leak site Tuesday morning.

“Things froze because it was cold,” she said.

There had been some intermittent power outages that also means the pumps weren’t working when the power was down.’

But the temperatures which plummeted below zero on several days have been a big issue.

“We have had line breaks and people’s water lines have frozen to their homes,” she said. “We are not responsible for the lines, but we do try to help them by going out to check if it’s the meter.”

On Thursday, Jan. 4, a water line break at the intersection of Route 20 South and Sago Road kept employees out all day.

“They were there until about 6 p.m., then took samples to the lab in Clarksburg and made it home about midnight,” she said. “They were back out the next morning.”

The Adrian PSD posts information on their Facebook page and also uses Nixle alerts to keep its customers informed.

To sign up for Nixle alerts, visit www.nixle.com or text your zip code to 888777. The Upshur County Office of Emergency Management also uses Nixle alerts.

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