Single-digit temps burst water pipes

One Crown Heights woman says it happened to her Sunday, and NYCHA, according to her account, has been in no rush to make repairs.

One Crown Heights woman says it happened to her Sunday, and NYCHA, according to her account, has been in no rush to make repairs. (2/16/16)

BROOKLYN - Below-freezing temperatures like the ones that hit Brooklyn over the weekend can cause pipes to burst as water freezes inside them.

One Crown Heights woman says it happened to her Sunday, and NYCHA, according to her account, has been in no rush to make repairs.

"It was like a waterfall down here," Elizabeth MacArthur says of Sunday afternoon, when the pipes broke. "I'm held hostage in my apartment, because this might get worse and flood over to the neighbor's apartment."

Meanwhile, MacArthur says she has been dumping dirty water by hand with a jug several times a day.

She says NYCHA crews told her the pipes in her building's basement were frozen in a block of ice, but as temperatures climbed Tuesday, repairs still hadn't come.

NYCHA tells News 12 it dispatched a plumber to fix the issue.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask 1 Word on the Street: GPS devices
Aziz Chirkeev, 20, was last seen April 3 2 Brighton Beach man missing for nearly two weeks
2 men set to be arraigned Thursday, after 3 Suspects to be arraigned after Suffolk bank robbery, pursuit
Heavy rain and strong winds Tuesday proved a 4 Rain, wind slam outdoor workers
5 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE