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Plumbers, emergency services flooded with calls as pipes burst after deep freeze
Gainesville firefighter Heath Helrod approaches a spot where water flows from the roof of the Mega Mart off Browns Bridge Road.
Fair Street School has been open since October, but it looked like school officials were still moving in Wednesday as the media center stood nearly empty. “There was water all through the media center and the floor,” Principal Will Campbell said, motioning through the windows looking into the room. “I don’t know, probably about a half an inch, not including what soaked into the carpet.”