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Extreme cold may have caused pipe to burst at Union Station

The bitterly cold weather may be to blame for a burst pipe that spilled dark-colored water onto part of Union Station Tuesday afternoon. Train service was not affected.

The pipe leading to a sprinkler in the south concourse of Union Station burst about 3:15 p.m., Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said.

“There was an issue perhaps related to the extreme cold in the station that caused the pipe to break,” Magliari said.

Crews cleaned up the spill within 15 minutes, and there was no impact on train service during the afternoon rush, he said.