This year’s cold in Oswego is not only breaking records, but apparently water lines as well.
Mayor Thomas W. Gillen said the below zero temperatures have caused water lines in some neighborhoods to freeze, leaving the residents of those areas without water.
“It’s possible people will be without utilities, specifically water, for an extended period of time, potentially for several days,” the mayor said.
Oswego is currently working with the American Red Cross of Central New York to house impacted people in Laker Hall, a building on the SUNY Oswego Campus.
Mayor Gillen declared a state of emergency in the city to address the situation as quickly as possible.
He advises all residents to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly or disabled, to make sure they are okay.
If you know anyone who needs help, call 911, or (315) 343-1212 for other assistance.