Weather Closings
LAWRENCE -- Dangerously cold weather is causing alterations to some events. Here is a list of closings, delays, and announcements.

--The 7pm New Year's Eve worship service at Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center is canceled, due to inclement weather. The 9:30am worship service on December 31 will be held as usual.

Preventing frozen water meters and pipes
(Information from the City of Lawrence)

Water freezing in pipes can cause them to burst, resulting in costly damage. With the cold weather blast forecast for this weekend, here are some tips to help prevent frozen water meters and household pipes.

  • Run cold water in a fast drip or steady stream about the size of a pencil lead through a household faucet
  • Expose pipes to warm air by opening cabinet doors under kitchen or bathroom sinks. Specifically if they are on an outside wall.
  • Eliminate drafts and cold air into basements or crawlspaces
  • Protect exposed pipes in unheated areas with insulation or heating tape

If you suspect your water meter or service line is frozen, call the Utilities Department at 785-832-7800, 24/7 and a field representative will respond to thaw the frozen meter or assess the situation. Do not attempt to open the meter pit or thaw the meter.

If you have frozen pipes, shut off water at the master valve, turn off the water heater and icemaker, and call a licensed plumber.




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