Throughout the day the temperature in Meridian pretty much stayed at or around freezing. With more days of such weather on the way, locals are braving the cold by bundling up.
Although for some a welcomed change, city officials say the frigid temperatures are causing some problems.
"We've gotten a lot of calls. We haven't had any problems with the city operations but residents have had some problems with some freezing pipes," said Monty Jackson, the director for Meridian Public Works.
Although only a hand full stayed at South Harbor Shelter Thursday night, officials with Multi-County Community Service Agency say many people are still seeking other assistance.
"We've had a large number of calls with people needing energy assistance," said center director Callie Cole. "Of course we're working with all of the clients who have energy needs."
Although the cold weather is a hindrance for some, there are others who view it quite differently. For instance, one homeowner on 10th Avenue even let his outside hydrant drain water on his car all night, all in hopes of creating a huge iceberg.
Although perhaps pleasing to the eye, extensive ice can be a pain to pipes. That's why residents are being reminded to wrap any exposed water pipes. If desired you can even use heated tape, which can be bought at almost any hardware store.
Like the old saying goes, "It's better to be safe, than sorry!"
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Source: Web Reports contributed to this report.