Leaking water tower coats streets in ice


(KARE) – During a cold snap like the one currently wrapped around the Midwest, water doesn’t stay in liquid form for long.

It turns to ice, and in White Bear Township, Minnesota there’s plenty of it after a malfunction with one of the community’s water towers sent more than 100,000 gallons spilling to the ground.

Public Works Director Dale Reed says a pump sensor that determines water levels failed in Tuesday’s frigid temps, causing that pump to keep filling the water tower even after it was full. Water eventually spilled out of the top of the water tower, cascading down the sides and onto the streets below.

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