This winter's deep freeze is causing water woes throughout much of Western and Central Canada.
As the frost moves deeper into the ground, water mains are breaking under the pressure. Meanwhile, thousands of homes from Calgary to Kenora, Ont. are dealing with frozen pipes.
The Weather Network's spring outlook -- which forecasts general trends for March, April and May -- is warning residents across the country that winter is expected to hang on in many communities for a few weeks yet.
Winter kept its icy hold on much of the U.S. Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoors.
If you're feeling like this winter is one of the worst you can remember, you're probably right. A "misery index" released by U.S. National Weather Service meteorologists shows the winter of 2014 is one of the most miserable on record.