Bursting Pipe Floods West Hartford Basement

Monday, Jan 6, 2014  |  Updated 1:30 PM EDT
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Bursting Pipe Floods West Hartford Basement

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That dark line is the water coming up the basement stairs.

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A relative who went to check on a family member’s home today found feet of water in the basement from a burst pipe.

The family who lives in the house on South Quaker Lane was away, so another family went to check on the property and found 6 feet of water in basement.

The pipe that feeds the outdoor spigot had burst.

This problem has been all-too-common since last week. Today, two schools and the Stamford-Norwalk courthouse are closed today because of pipes bursting.

The Branford Fire Department offers the following tips to prevent the problem from happening at your home or business.

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