Seasons building floods in Avon due to weather
AVON — A frozen pipe burst late Wednesday night at the Seasons building in Avon, creating flood damage and electrical outages for many of the units on the west wing on the second, third and fourth floors.
There are 36 units in the wing, and 22 of them were evacuated at about 10 p.m. on Wednesday and accommodations were made for those displaced from their homes, said Tracy LeClair, of the Eagle River Fire Protection District.
By about 1 a.m. Thursday, all those displaced were set up at either the Seasons, Christie Lodge, Comfort Inn or their own place to stay with friends or family.
As of Thursday, eight to 10 units were still displaced due to lack of power or water damage, LeClair said.
There were no injuries, and there is no estimate yet on the cost of the damage, LeClair said.
The pipes, by code, are installed into commercial units and are used for the sprinkler system and as a place for fire departments to access water instead of a fire hydrant outside.
‘KEEP AN EYE ON THINGS’
Recent cold temperatures have been causing problems for both commercial and residential areas across the county, LeClair said. When the pipes freeze, the warmer temperatures eventually start thawing them, which cause them to burst.
“Keep an eye on things,” LeClair said. “If you’re not going to be in your home, then have somebody check on it or hire a maintenance company.”
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