Water pipes freeze over on the way to freezing, UK’s Ministry of Defence says
A pipe has frozen over in the Arctic, but the Department of Defence is hopeful it will be fixed soon.
A pipe is frozen over, and frozen pipes are rare in the frozen Arctic, said a statement on the Ministry of Defense website.
“The pipe has been frozen for approximately 12 hours now, and the ice is very light.”
The pipe was part of the US Army’s Cold War-era Cold War Cold War II Pipe Brigade, which deployed to the Arctic in 1953.
“The pipe is currently undergoing a full-scale test, and we expect it will get to the correct temperature and flow before Christmas,” the statement said.
It’s the second pipe incident in less than a week.
In February, a pipe froze over and was pulled from a base in Alaska, a US Defense Department spokesman said.
The pipe froze and was towed back to the base, where technicians removed the ice, the spokesman said in a statement.