Extreme cold breaking sprinkler lines across Nebraska, causing extensive damage

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Extreme weather is causing all kinds of problems for first responders across Nebraska.

The Sidney Fire Department says it’s been especially busy over the last week.

Authorities say frigid temps are likely to blame for activating four sprinkler systems in three straight days.

SFD says each location sustained water damage.

Hastings Fire & Rescue then shared that its crews found a broken sprinkler line at Crossroads Mission Avenue on Sunday night.

It happened in the main electrical room, and officials determined it was unsafe to keep the power going.

Several churches have offered to help those who were staying at the shelter until power and heat can be restored.

Anyone who’s interested in providing assistance is asked to call 307-921-8657.

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