Winnipeg's frozen pipes dwindling as mercury rises

As the temperature heats up in Winnipeg, the number of homes with frozen pipes is dropping.

Fewer than 400 properties now awaiting pipes to thaw

Sunny skies are over Winnipeg today, but thanks to the worst winter in recent memory, hundreds of underground pipes are still frozen 2:18

As the temperature heats up in Winnipeg, the number of homes with frozen pipes is dropping.  

The city said as of Friday, the number of properties using temporary hoses to get water stands at 322. (CBC)
The city's website said Saturday 392 addresses are waiting for city crews to thaw out their pipes. 

That's down more than one hundred in just the last few days.

Over the course of the last few months, the city has restored water service to 2,195 addresses.

The pipes at Chocolatier Constance Popp's shop have been frozen for 79 days.

Some of chocolatier Constance Popp's delicate chocolate creations are melting in the heat, while the water pipes to her shop are still frozen. (CBC)
Yet, the soaring temperature Saturday was melting her delicate white chocolate flowers.

"I'm almost in denial because we're selling ice cream and ice coffee and ice things that are cold and yet our pipes are still not thawed," she said. 

Watch CBC reporter Katie Nicholson's report, and see what happened during her interviews with people still dealing with frozen pipes.