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Police Look For Fire Hydrant Vandals

9:33 PM, Jan 8, 2014   |    comments
Police Look For Fire Hydrant Vandals Courtesy: Asheville Citizen-Times
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Police in Asheville are looking into multiple instances of vandalism to fire hydrants which left several streets coated with ice.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports one of the incidents occurred on Tuesday at one of the main entrances to UNC Asheville.

Sgt. Dave Romick said other instances were reported on W.T. Weaver Boulevard, Founders Drive, Mount Clare Avenue and Marlowe Drive. Romick said another series occurred on Melrose Avenue, Gracelyn Road, Kimberly Avenue, Charlotte Street and Town Mountain Road on Dec. 26.

Romick said the person responsible managed to open valves on the hydrants, Fire hydrants normally are tamper-proof because they require a special tool to open valves.

City officials had to close several streets because water from the hydrants quickly froze on roadways in bitter cold temperatures. 

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