A water main break at a Queen construction site this morning flooded several streets and is being variously described as "massive," "alarming," and "gushing." Judging by the photos, that's not hyperbole, but you gotta wonder what this means for the Mets. Are they going to quickly drown in the muddy floodwaters of broken dreams, or does this gusher symbolize the bubbly champagne of hard-fought victory? Too soon to say, but as one witness observes in the video below, "this is some crazy-ass shit though."


The water main reportedly broke shortly after 8 a.m., at 51-35 Reeder Street, near the intersection of Grand and Queens Boulevard. Hello, Old Faithful:

And goodbye, Queens Boulevard:

NYPD officers on the scene told the Queen Courier that "a crane at the construction site at the location struck the water main break causing the flooding." Whatever the cause, this is gonna get worse before it gets better:

Water is still gushing out from the construction site, spilling out from the top and bottom of a green gate surrounding the site, according to a Queens Courier reporter at the scene.

An MTA spokesperson at the scene added that the issue won’t be under control until around 4 p.m. and after the agency would have to go in and excavate the construction site.

E, F, M, and R trains are running with delays in both directions because of flooding at the Grand Avenue station. Q60 buses have been detoured, and the Q58 is delayed. Queens Boulevard is reportedly closed between 51st and 55th Avenues. The Mets are going down hard in four straight games, accept it.

The FDNY says several buildings in the area have been evacuated. According to NY Yimby, the construction site is for a seven story, 127-unit mixed use building.