Heavy showers batter parts of Toronto causing flooding, power outages


    Heavy rain battered Toronto washing out roadways, causing heavy flooding within the downtown core and left hundreds with out power Tuesday night.

    Climate-related calls additionally flooded emergency strains with police asking that callers use 911 just for emergencies.

    A number of autos in areas of excessive water wanted to be rescued by Toronto police marine unit after being submerged.

    Atmosphere Canada issued a particular climate assertion for Toronto Tuesday night saying that the heaviest showers within the area have been in Toronto’s west finish and close to Pearson Worldwide Airport. That assertion has since ended, heavy rainfall stays. 

    Hundreds with out power

    In the meantime, a power provide concern from Hydro One prompted prospects within the space of Steeles Avenue to the south, to Sheppard Avenue and Islington Avenue to Dufferin Road to lose power. 

    Hydro One confirmed there was an outage at their Finch Transmission Station and that crews have been investigating the trigger.

    Toronto Hydro mentioned that 16,000 prospects in North York have been with out power on the peak of the storm however have since had their service restored. 

    The utility firm additionally mentioned it dispatched crews to different areas of the town to analyze of different weather-related outages.

    Metrolinx mentioned that the rain prompted UP Specific service to shutdown as a result of of flooding close to Weston station. Flooding close to Downsview additionally held up Barrie GO Transit service. The metropolis additionally closed the Bay West Teamway at Union Station as a result of of flooding.




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