Coldest weather in 18 years in forecast

Forecasters are predicting the coldest stretch of weather since December 1990, when hundreds of pipes burst, flooding homes across the region. Temperatures are not expecting to get above freezing all week — on Thursday, the high is not expected to get above the mid-20s. Brrrr.

“Homeowners and businesses can save themselves a lot of heartache and expense if they take steps — right now — to winterize their pipes,” said Joe Mickelson with Seattle Public Utilities. “The alternative to acting now could be the cost of a plumber’s visit and huge repair bills for flood damage.” Read SPU’s important list of winterizing tips below:

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