ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A flurry of water meter freezes from cold weather over the weekend had water officials in Albuquerque putting extra crews on duty to respond to customers' calls for help.

Spokesman David Morris of the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority says the utility received more than 240 calls.

The Albuquerque Journal http://bit.ly/UFz9to ) says that's up from the normal weekend amount of about 70.

The water authority recommends that people leave a faucet dripping and insulate exposed pipes.

The authority does not recommend that people use lights or other heat sources to unfreeze meters or do other work inside the meter box.

More cold weather is expected beginning Sunday.



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