TORONTO COPES WITH ANOTHER TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR

Jun 26, 2014

By Scott Walker

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One of Toronto’s major arteries was clogged overnight as torrential rains poured onto Southern Ontario.

The Don Valley Parkway had to be shut down south of Bloor about 10:00 last night. The northbound lanes opened first, and the southbound lanes opened just before 6:00.

Rescuers had to pull drivers out of partially-submerged cars. Even some boaters on the Humber River had to be rescued.

Subway trains on Line One had to bypass Lawrence for a while last night because of flooding, but service resumed shortly after 11:00. And there were earlier problems on the TTC this morning, but all trains are running again.

There are delays on GO Transit’s Richmond Hill line because of leftover water accumulation.

And conservation authorities are warning residents to stay away from creeks and rivers for the next couple of days.

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