Low temps cause dozens of burst pipes at Wright-Patt

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials at Ohio's largest military base say sub-zero temperatures this week caused water pipes to burst in about three dozen buildings there.

The damage from the plunging temperatures to the buildings at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton is expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1eKgYYY ) reports that the cold snap Monday and Tuesday burst pipes in at least 35 buildings on the base.

The problem caused the most damage in the acquisition management complex where water spilled into hallways and stairwells.

An official said it was the worst outbreak of burst water pipes at the base since winter 1978.

A burst water pipe also caused flooding at police headquarters in Columbus earlier this week.