It falls short on the irony scale from closing down due to rat infestation, but the state Capitol is closed down today due to water problems, just as the state is wrestling with worries about Marcellus Shale and wastewater.
Here's a brief I on the main site:
HARRISBURG -- The state Capitol complex in Harrisburg is shut down for the day due to a water main break in the city.
The governor's office sent employees home at 9:30 a.m. and Capitol Police are turning employees and visitors away from the main entrance. At least five busloads of visiting schoolchildren have also been denied entrance.
An 11 a.m. press conference called by Common Cause on tax issues was moved to the Capitol steps.