Toronto Storm Causing Major Delays, Flooding & Road Closures Across The City (VIDEOS)
City officials are warning that up to 40mm of rain could hit certain areas.
Torontonians are dealing with quite the storm this Wednesday. According to The Weather Network, the aftermath of Tropical Storm Barry is set to bring heavy and tropical-like moisture levels to Toronto. Scattered thunderstorms, flash flooding and “unbearable levels of humidity” are all already making their way into the Toronto weather forecast with city officials warning that up to 40mm of rain could fall in certain areas.
Global News Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to warn residents about the growing concern for localized flooding in Toronto. “Tropical downpours in thunderstorms, training over the same area. 50mm/hr too much for city storm drains,” Farnell wrote.
And it looks like his predictions were correct:
Kipling Avenue between Bethridge and Belfield road was shut down due to flooding on Wednesday morning. The downpour also caused Jane and St. Clair to become completely flooded:
Several cars have become submerged in water after heavy flooding engulfed the Eastbound Highway 401 ramp at Islington:
The TTC is being affected by severe weather conditions:
Not even the subway stations were spared from the floodwaters:
And it’s not just people travelling on the ground that will have their plans delayed by the storm. Toronto’s Pearson Airport issued a warning to passengers about impending delays due to the storm.
According to weather experts, the flooding will also make way for.
"The heat will peak on Friday and Saturday with truly tropical humidity. This will give us a dangerous humidex reaching the low to mid-40s," said meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham to The Weather Network.