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Frigid temperatures in Toronto result in a watermain break and traffic headaches Thursday

Digital writers

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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