Intense rainfall leaves vehicles stranded in flooded roads (PHOTOS)

Jul 17 2019, 4:55 pm

An intense and heavy rainfall on Wednesday has left Toronto roadways flooded and many vehicles submerged in water.

On Wednesday, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Toronto as up to 40 mm of rain was expected in the morning.

And boy, it rained alright.

Streets around the city were quickly flooded, and according to police, northbound and southbound on Kipling Street near Highway 409 were closed, however, the area has since reopened.

Additionally, the southbound Allen Road ramp from Highway 401 was closed to do high water levels.

As the rain continued to fall, a number of vehicles became submerged in water and had to be pulled out by heavy rescue crews.

The TTC has also warned that flooding is causing delays on many of their routes.

The Toronto and Regional Conservation Authority (TRSA) issued a flood warning Wednesday afternoon after some areas received more than 80 mm of rain in less than six hours.

“Due to the heavy rainfall moving across the GTA, rivers within the GTA are experiencing high flows and water levels,” a TRSA statement said.

 

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