SRP crews help Navajo Nation affected by cold snap - FOX 35 News Orlando

SRP crews help Navajo Nation affected by cold snap

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Last week's cold snap really did a number on water pipes here in the valley, but the Navajo Nation was hit especially hard.

The Salt River Project is sending two four-man crews to help repair broken waterlines on the Navajo Nation. As many as 10,000 people have been without running water for as long as two months.

The crews are expected to spend at least two weeks contributing to Operation Winter Freeze, which began two weeks ago when Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly declared an emergency situation.

Shelly estimates the operation could cost $2.8 million.

SRP's Water Construction and Maintenance crews are bringing six trucks and two trailers, with large excavation and trenching equipment. They'll be installing and repair pipes, trenching and excavating.

FOX 10's Syleste Rodriguez reports as SRP crews load up and head out to help.

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