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Thunderstorms prompt localized flooding in southern Ontario

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 9:38 PM - Torrential rain has caused localized flooding in southern Ontario, prompting delays and water rescues.

Some parts of the GTA have seen more than 60 millimetres of rain in less than three hours, forcing a closure on the 401 at the Keele ramp.

Pockets of localized flooding have been reported across Toronto.

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On Wednesday evening Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) issued a flood watch advisory, warning residents to take extra precautions as the heavy rain moves through.

According to CP24, Toronto Fire officials were required to assist two groups of individuals due to fast-moving water.

A male and female were rescued at Barrie road and the Humber River due to flash flooding.

Elsewhere, crews were onhand to aid group of kayakers.

No injuries have been reported at present.

Traffic has ground to a virtual halt along some roadways as subways on the Yonge line work through delays.

Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter says the rain risk is expected to continue through Wednesday evening lasting until Thursday afternoon.

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