MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The polar vortex wreaking havoc in Minnesota has busted furnaces, water pipes and even a metro water tower.

More than 100,000 gallons of water spilled out the water tower in White Bear Township when its plumbing froze early Wednesday.

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It made an icy mess on roads around the area, but did not affect service for residents.

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The lobby of a downtown Minneapolis apartment building is drying out after a frozen water pipe burst Wednesday afternoon.

Officials at the Churchill Apartments says a frozen pipe burst in the city’s downtown skyway system, which is connected to the building. It caused a sprinkler head on the first floor to open, dramatically flooding a large area.

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No one was hurt in either incident.