It’s going to be a wet commute through the downtown core on Thursday morning thanks to a water main break in Toronto. According to city officials, the break has caused the northbound lanes Yonge Street, near the intersection of Queen and Dundas streets, to be shut down. The flood has also caused Shuter street to close from Yonge to Victoria streets.
Global News reported that the southbound lanes on Yonge Street in the area are still open to traffic. There aren't many details on the cause of the break, but it's said to have happened at around 6:00 a.m. on October 10. Maintenance crews are currently on the scene attempting to repair and drain a substantial build-up of water on the roadway.
According to CBC, commuters in the city will be affected by the route. The TTC reported the following lane closures; the 97B Yonge bus will detour northbound via Church Street and Gerrard Street East. The Albert Street entrance to Queen station will also be closed.
Police are currently blocking off northbound traffic at Shuter for safety as bubbling water continues to pour onto the sidewalk and the street across from the Eaton Centre.
Morning everyone! Crews are working to shut off the valve to a broken water main which has shutdown Northbound Yong… https://t.co/pkbsQSkCqo— Stephanie Henry (@Stephanie Henry)1570700382.0
This is what Northbound Yonge looks like this hour, as a broken water main outside of the Eaton Centre shuts the ro… https://t.co/UVd9O06Ldp— Stephanie Henry (@Stephanie Henry)1570704974.0
It is uncertain at this moment exactly how long the closures and transit disruptions will be in place. Crews on site have not said how long it will take to shut off the water and complete repairs.