Your intrepid reporter was walking down East Town Street, heading in the direction of the Columbus Commons, when he happened upon this apparent water main break. Water was bubbling out of the underground pipes where some work was being done, flooding the street and flowing downhill toward Fourth Street. In the cold, of course, the risk is that the water freezes over and turns part of the downtown road system into a skating rink.
All this means is that some poor maintenance workers are in for a cold and wet evening battling the water main break. Thanks in advance to those under-appreciated workers whose tireless patchings and repairs keep our infrastructure in shape!