Heavy rain that swept through the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 17, 2019, flooded numerous roads, including major ones, causing traffic delays and leaving some motorists trapped in floodwaters across Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Toronto fire said it responded to 12 water rescues in two hours ending 11:30 LT, with multiple cars trapped in floodwaters at each location.
Serious flooding took place on the Highway 400 ramp to Islington Avenue, CTV News Toronto reports. At least one car had to be hoisted out of high water.
The Toronto and Regional Conservation Authority (TRCA) issued a flood warning Wednesday afternoon after some areas received more than 80 mm (3.1 inches) of rain in less than 6 hours.
"Due to the heavy rainfall moving across the GTA, rivers within the GTA are experiencing high flows and water levels. Some portions of Black Creek have overtopped the river banks and is causing local flooding issues. All rivers and streams within the GTA should be considered dangerous," TRCA said in a statement.
Crazy flooding all over the roads in Toronto. Took me over an hour and several detours to make it into the office. This is St.Clair and Jane. #Toronto #rainstorm #torontoflood pic.twitter.com/iUXj8Kh9xA— C_Rutsey (@C_Rutsey) July 17, 2019
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