As Montreal recovers from yesterday's flood that hit the city core, photos of the incredible event are circulating on the Internet.

The flood occurred due to a water main break at a construction site Monday afternoon. It unleashed 40 million litres of water into the streets, creating major problems for the city and its residents, CTV reported.

The flood caused road closures, transportation issues, class cancellations, and a few minor injuries. Some reported the water reached up to their knees. A YouTube video shows a river of water sweeping a McGill University student away.

Crews closed off the water valves Monday evening, the Sun reported, and cleared and salted streets into the night, according to CBC. Authorities continue to assess the damage.

Check out the photos below to see Montreal's massive flood.

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  • A man crosses a street in Montreal, Monday, January 28, 2013, following a water main break.

  • A woman crosses a street flooded with water in Montreal, Monday, January 28, 2013, following a water main break.

  • Pedestrians use a city bench to cross a flooded street in Montreal, Monday, January 28, 2013, following a water main break.

  • A woman is swept in current down McTavish Street after a water main break in Montreal on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. The flood began spreading near McGill University just before rush hour, prompting traffic jams as police rerouted cars and people struggled to escape the area. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ian Howarth)

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  • Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/ericberesford/status/296261358922629121/photo/1">@ericberesford </a>

  • Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/virgolaydii/status/296070509886595073/photo/1">@virgolaydii </a>

  • Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/Luke_Or_Lando/status/296121695687823360/photo/1">@Luke_Or_Lando </a>

  • Credit: <a href="http://instagram.com/p/VCtB1hIR8C/">@migyz</a>

  • Credit: <a href="http://instagram.com/p/VEhArxKuMS/">@GeorgiaPorgia92</a>

  • Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/miqdadamirali/status/296056877073199104/photo/1">@miqdadamirali</a>

  • Credit: <a href="http://instagram.com/p/VDjH7XjnJp/">@rmpeach</a>

  • Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottWeather/status/296001692388970497/photo/1">@ScottWeather </a>

  • Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/nccbarber/status/296006671635984384/photo/1">@nccbarber </a>

  • Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/richenda_g/status/296010953777115136/photo/1">@richenda_g</a>

  • Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/procellulaire/status/296015982609174528/photo/1">@procellulaire </a>

  • Credit: <a href="http://twitter.yfrog.com/mohruazj">@mikaelafudge </a>

  • Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/faridrener/status/296264607314628608/photo/1">@faridrener</a>

  • Woman Swept Down Street by Montreal Flooding

    A river raged through a section of downtown Montreal as a water main break Monday flooded a section of the city core.The flood spread near McGill University near rush hour, prompting traffic jams as police rerouted cars and people struggled to escape the area. Some people wrapped themselves in garbage bags to protect their lower body from the ice-cold water as they crossed submerged streets. At one intersection, where the flooded area was narrow, people moved a sidewalk bench and used it as a bridge to get to the middle of the street. The water barrelled down the slope of Mount Royal, with some people struggling to avoid being swept away by the mighty current.

  • Raw Video: Downtown Montreal flooded

    Raw video: A broken water main near the McTavish reservoir floods streets in the downtown area on Monday night.

  • McGill Montreal Flood Jan28, 2013

    McGill Montreal Flood Jan28, 2013. Videos are taken by Samsung Galaxy SII.

  • Montreal Flood: Unfortunate Students Trapped due to Water Main Burst - January 28th, 2013

    Oops: "Workers upgrading century-old water pipes near the McTavish reservoir pierced the main, said city spokesperson Philippe Sabourin." More updates on The Montreal Gazette: bit.ly