Frigid temperatures in Toronto result in a watermain break and traffic headaches Thursday
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:32 AM -
Parts of the GTA have been dealing with frigid temperatures in a pre-winter cold snap.
The morning low on Thursday dipped to nearly -12°C in Toronto, feeling closer to -20 with the wind chill.
A watermain break was reported amid the freezing conditions, resulting in the closure of Dufferin Street early Thursday.
Officials say watermain breaks are often a result of fluctuating temperatures as the freeze-thaw cycle can damage underground pipes.
After causing travel delays, Dufferin Street was re-opened before 8 am.
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