warned a few minutes ago that there was a "Water main break in the vicinity of E15th St and Union Square East in MN. Expect street closures and traffic delays in the area." We've contacted the Office of Emergency Management, and will update when we know more about what's going on. Until then, you might want to grab a pair of galoshes if you're going to be in the area. Or a bikini if you can slip past the cops.

[UPDATE] NY1 reports that Union Square East and 15th and 16th Streets between Union Square and Irving Place are still closed to traffic. Residents and businesses in the area have also reported drops in water pressure. Crews are still working to repair the leak.