ExpiredNews - Flooding rains shut down major Toronto highway - The Weather Network


Please choose your default site





Flooding rains shut down major Toronto highway

Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7:15 AM - Wednesday in Toronto can be described in one word. Wet!

An onset of quick, heavy rain resulted in major flooding of the Don Valley Parkway Wednesday night.

RELATED: Visit the Alerts section of the website to keep on top of watches and warnings across the country.

Officials say underpasses were submerged as the water rose at around 10 pm.

A Toronto subway station was also shut down due to the rising waters.

BEAT THE TRAFFIC: How will your commute be affected? Rely on Beat the Traffic for real-time traffic updates that matter to you. Visit www.beatthetraffic.com and download the app on iTunes or Google Play and get there sooner!

Officials say the DVP was fully cleaned and had re-opened by 6 am Thursday, but commuting frustrations continued after GO Transit was forced to cancel several trains due to damage from the overnight storms.

At one point, fire crews were called in to rescue drivers left stranded in their cars. A couple of kayakers also had to be rescued from the Humber River, some clinging onto trees waiting for rescue workers to reach them.

Over 70 mm of rain was recorded in parts of the city, while Toronto's Pearson International Airport picked up only 20 mm.

Conditions will gradually improve through the day on Thursday, with plenty of sunshine expected to kick off the weekend.

RELATED: Will the weather cooperate with your weekend plans?

Ontario's sixth tornado of the season confirmed
Classic summer weekend ahead in Ontario: High heat, humidity and thunderstorms
Sunshine can help improve mental wellness
Thunderstorms could bring heavy rain, localized flooding to parts of Ontario Tuesday
Default saved

Search Location


Sign In

Please sign in to use this feature.