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Atwater fixes frozen water tower


ATWATER - Crews from South Dakota were called in last night to thaw out Atwater's 100,000 gallon water tower.

Following several days of sub-zero temperatures this week, water in the tower had turned into an ice-cube Wednesday, with a small pocket of air in the middle, said City Clerk Goldie Smith.

If the problem had gone on much longer the tower could've been structurally damaged. "Kind of like a pop can in the deep freeze," said Smith.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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