Cold leads White Bear Lake Township water tower to overflow

Cold leads White Bear Lake Township water tower to overflow Photo: White Bear Lake Township

January 30, 2019 07:30 PM

Multiple roads in White Bear Lake Township were completely covered in ice Wednesday after a water tower overflowed due to the severe cold.

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Roads impacted by the ice included Birch Knoll Drive, Martin Way, Randy Avenue, Portland Avenue, Lakewood Avenue, Stacker Place and portions of Arbor Drive and County Road. 

A township official said there was a failure of some heat tape on a water pressure line connected to a sensor that controls the water level to the tower.

The tower overflowed, but no pipes burst. And he said the roads had mostly been cleaned up by Wednesday afternoon.

The township's public works staff was working to clear driveways of ice. 

Meanwhile, the City of Richfield reported Wednesday that more than 20 residents had contacted the city to report a broken water pipe over the past 24 hours.

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