Record-breaking cold parks buses, bursts pipes

By Dylan J. Darling The Bulletin
Published Dec 10, 2013 at 12:01AM / Updated Dec 10, 2013 at 06:41AM
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Tumalo Community School Principal Justin Nicklous shows a section of copper pipe that failed due to the weekends cold weather during the repair process Monday.
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Tumalo Community School Principal Justin Nicklous, front, and Redmond School District maintenance employee Terry Bennett, behind, work on a water leak Monday at a classroom sink. Pipe insulation sits on the floor ready to be installed on a repaired pipe in the classroom ceiling.
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Tumalo Community School Principal Justin Nicklous, left, and Redmond School District maintenance employee Terry Bennett, back right, reinstall insulation after repairing a leak in one of the two copper pipes visible in a classroom ceiling Monday.
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Russ King, mechanic foreman at the La Pine bus barn, works to charge a dead battery in one of the Bend-La Pine Schools' buses on Monday. King said approximately 20 of the buses in the lot had some operating problem due to the cold temperatures.
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin A waxy substance covers a fuel filter pulled from a school bus in the La Pine bus barn on Monday. The extremely low temperatures caused the biodiesel to separate and clog several of the bus filters.
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Buses idle in the La Pine bus barn on Monday.