Toronto Streets Were Completely Flooded Last Night After A Water Main Exploded (PHOTOS)
Streets were covered in about a foot of water.
Toronto commuters were in for a sloppy surprise on Wednesday night after a water main exploded downtown. The intersection of King and Church was shut down as the streets filled up with about a foot of water. The Toronto water main break had the intersection looking like you could kayak down the street.
The incident was initially reported by Toronto Police at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, with reports of water flooding into the intersection.
The post asked people to consider alternate routes and to expect delays in and around the area.
The water was so high that transit also had to be detoured, as streetcars were unable to maneuver through the area.
The 504 King streetcar had to be detoured via Spadina Ave., Queen St. E., and Church St., according to the TTC.
According to CBC, emergency crews were called to the scene at 8:25 p.m.
Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell told CBC that there was about a foot of water on the street and the road itself is damaged.
Although the flooding looked really bad, Toronto Hydro has assured that the incident has not impacted their service in the area.
Several social media users captured videos of the chaotic scene and posted them online.
The water was gushing for a few hours until the road was reopened that same night.
Police reopened the eastbound lane at midnight, but the westbound lane remained closed, according to Toronto Police.
However, this isn't the first time that the city has had to deal with a water main break.
One of the more recent flooding incidents occurred onback in October.
The busy Toronto street near the Eaton Centre was left covered in water, forcing city officials to shut the road down between Queen and Dundas.
A water main break also wreaked havoc inforcing the water in the area to be turned off and the roads to shut down.
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