So the DC Metro Area woke up this morning to news of a water main break. That’s not big news; they happen all the time, especially when there are big temperature swings (and we dipped into the teens last night). This one, however, was one heck of a water main break. Big enough that it’s making national news.

A 66″ water main under River Road in Bethesda, Maryland, has burst, turning River Road into a literal river itself. Several commuters were trapped in their vehicles. Rescues are underway, with authorities using helicopters to airlift people out of their vehicles.

With this, and yesterday’s rush hour shootings in Dallas, I’m thinking that it’s  not a good week to be trying to drive to work in America.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.