A reader tipped us off about a water main break in front of Tete-A-Tete cafe at the intersection of East 14th Street and Sheepshead Bay Road about 3:30 p.m. today. By the time we arrived at the scene, the fire department was packed up and ready to leave. They told our staff that this was not a water main break, but most likely a supply line to the building, making it an issue for Con Ed.
Water can be seen bubbling up slowly from the street. Staff at Tete-A-Tete and nearby businesses told us that their water supply is unaffected. However, the puddle is growing.
Apart from our tipster, no one seems particularly concerned about the great lake of Sheepshead Bay Road, but we’ll keep an eye on it. If Nessie rises from the water, you’ll read about it here first.
UPDATE: 6:18 p.m., The Department of Environmental Protection is on the scene and the great lake of Sheepshead Bay Road has almost fully receded.
This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them to tips (at) sheepsheadbites (dot) com.