Hard freeze leaves some residents with frozen pipes

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BRYAN, Tex. - Bryan resident Bobby Mize noticed a problem Wednesday morning as he finished his cup of coffee.

"I went to wash out a coffee cup at the kitchen sink, turned the water on, and barely had water coming out, and I thought, 'Well that's unusual, we may have a leak somewhere,'" says Mize.

His first instinct was to call a plumber. Randy Mena owns Mena Plumbing, and it's safe to say he's been busy on this chilly Wednesday.

"We're getting a lot higher volume of calls, and the people are just not used to this kind of weather. It doesn't happen often, so it's hard to prepare for," says Mena.

During a hard freeze like this, Mena says cracked or burst pipes, like the one Mize had repaired, are a common sight. Unfortunately, we aren't done with the cold. Temperatures will more than likely to dip into the lower 20s again tonight, with more problems popping up once again tomorrow.

"We're right in the middle of the freeze, so the bad part has not shown up yet. Wait until things thaw out, then you're really gonna know what the problems are because most of those pipes are frozen now," Mena says.

Mize is just happy to have the problem fixed in such a timely manner.

"Mother nature just kind of guides you along, so now you just have to take care of business," says Mize.

The City of College Station tells us they got 50 calls this morning, 30 of which were related to water issues.