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Pipe bursts in Riga; green water floods the streets

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A pipe belonging to Rīgas Siltums burst on January 23, in Riga. This caused in a temporary cut in heating service to several houses win the district. Green coloured hot water floods the streets.

According to the manager of Rīgas Siltums information department Jana Roze, a malfunction was found in the pipe. The area surrounding Visvalza Street was locked down for repairs. Heating was cut for a number of houses.

Emergency brigades have arrived at the scene.

Roze could not say how serious the damage is, and how soon repairs will be completed. She said that specialists are working as hard as they can in order to fix the situation.

The green colour of the water is due to the heat carrier agent, which heats the water that comes from the tap. This agent is usually green.

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