Drivers advised to avoid portion of Spadina Avenue due to flooding

Feb 7 2019, 3:38 am

As Toronto continues to be pelted with freezing rain, drivers are being advised to avoid a portion of Spadina Avenue because of flooding.

According to police, two lanes at the base of Spadina Avenue and the Gardiner Expressway ramp are currently flooding.

At this time, police are advising the public to avoid the area if possible.

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Additionally, there is currently no 510 Spadina streetcar service between Queen’s Quay Loop and Union Station due to the weather conditions.

Commuters are being advised to board the 509 Harbourfront streetcar to get to Union Station.

According to Environment Canada, periods of freezing drizzle are expected to persist through tonight into Thursday morning.

Challenging travelling conditions are likely due to the potential for untreated surfaces to become icy.

The weather agency says surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Drivers should be prepared to adjust their driving with changing road conditions.

Additionally, ice build-up may cause tree branches to break and utility outages may occur.

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