The Toronto Port Authority says there will be no departures from Billy Bishop Airport for the rest of the day. Flights from Porter and Air Canada are still arriving and while the ferry service will no longer take passengers to the airport, it will be shuttling travellers off to the mainland. Travellers are advised to contact their carriers for the latest updates regarding flight while those looking to pick up passengers at the airport can still do so by car or taxi.
Record rainfall in Southern Ontario has made for some wet and difficult travel conditions Monday evening.
Reports of flash flooding and heavy rainfall has halted ground transportation in the Greater Toronto Area. In Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission has halted subway services due to signal and power issues throughout the city. All subway cars have been instructed to wait at the next station until further notice.
The heavy rainfall has also caused some delays and cancellations at Toronto's airports. Peason International is reporting 79 cancelled flights as of 7:00 p.m., though it's uncertain how many of those cancellations were related to the storm. The airport warned travellers to expect more delays and cancellations, in a tweet.
We appreciate everyone's patience as we deal with affects of this storm. Delays and cancellations will continue through the evening.— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) July 8, 2013
Inside Pearson, there are multiple reports that Terminal 3 is running on emergency power due to a hydro failure.
The airport is reporting 90 mm of rain — over a month's worth — since 5:00 p.m., according to a tweet from the weather Network's Chris Scott.
Pearson airport has reported 90, yes 90 mm of rain in past 2 hours, more than 1 month's worth #onstorm— Chris Scott (@ChrisScottWx) July 8, 2013
Travellers flying to or from Pearson International are advised to call their airlines ahead of time for any changes. Toronto's island airport, Billy Bishop, is also warning travellers to check in advance for any changes to their flights here.
"Severe thunderstorm warnings and rolling blackouts are real possibilities and may affect service" #TTC update #TOpoli #stormTO— Don Peat (@reporterdonpeat) 3 years ago
#GoTrain service resumed on Lakeshore West line. Still major delays on RHill, LS East, and Milton Lines. Some trips cancelled.— Travelers Network (@TravelersNWK) 1 year ago
Please be advised, subway service will remain suspended from Jane to Kipling Stns. 70 shuttle buses, but expect slow trip home. #TTC— Brad Ross (@bradTTC) 4 years ago
Environment Canada has issued a storm watch for many parts of southern Ontario. They warn of possible hail, thunder and lightning and heavy rainfall later tonight.
A low pressure trough is expected to cross Southern Ontario early Wednesday. Conditions will be favourable for thunderstorms to develop ahead of the trough overnight into Wednesday morning. Some of these storms could contain torrential downpours, damaging winds, and large hail.
The location and coverage of the storms is very uncertain. Environment Canada will monitor this situation closely.Severe thunderstorm watches may be issued this evening as more data becomes available.The public is advised to monitor future statements and warnings closely.
Only a few light showers showing up on radar this afternoon. Welcome relief after "Monsoon Monday". http://t.co/Gog8C8MttJ— Anthony Farnell (@AnthonyFarnell) 4 years ago
Load shedding = rotating blackouts. Hydro One needs us to conserve. We apologize for this inconvenience.— Toronto Hydro (@TorontoHydro) 2 years ago
Commuter Andrew Ryan recounts his seven hour commute home aboard a GO Train that was quickly flooded by rising waters.
To a person, every passenger was glued to a cell phone, either phoning loved ones or looking for details on various media outlets. A woman with an iPad streaming live video of our GO nightmare was suddenly very popular.
From our compartment window, we could see a phalanx of police cars, fire trucks and EMS vehicles lined up along a roadway to our west. Although they were less than a hundred yards way, it was fairly apparent they couldn’t do anything until the water level outside dropped.
Officials say that power in Mississauga and Toronto is almost fully restored after intense rainfall knocked out power in large parts of both cities.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Toronto Hydro officials are urging that residents continue to conserve power.
The Toronto Police has issued a safety reminder for Toronto residents:
Their tips. You can read the full release.1. Avoid driving on roadways with standing water 2. Treat intersections without working signals as all-way-stops 3. Do not touch or handle any wires that may have come down during the storm 4. To contact police for non-emergency incidents call 416-808-2222, keeping 9-1-1 for emergencies 5. Stay clear of riverbanks as the walls will be very soft and unstable 6. Water levels will have risen and water will be fast-moving and dangerous
7. Keep a close eye on children and pets near rivers/streams/lakes
Thoughts are with the people of #Toronto this morning as they recover from the effects of #TOflood.— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) 6 years ago
Trapped commuters on a GO Train got a scaly surprise on Monday night. A small snake was found swimming in the water that flooded the compartment.
The mayor says he spent much of last evening driving around helping folks.— Marcus Gee (@marcusbgee) 4 years ago
"I was in the car with my kids and my wife trying to help people out," Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said at a press conference.
Ford also said that he visited a house last night with a flooded basement.
"I don't think any city could have handled what we just went through," Ford also said.
TTC CEO Andy Byford praised his staff for getting most of the TTC up and running for Tuesday morning's rush hour. "It's been a fantastic effort by my staff," he said at a press conference. "I pay tribute to myself," he added.
Byford also notes that the last stretch of affected track on the city's west side might be restored by the evening rush hour.
Toronto Hydro says that thousands of Torontonians are still without power and that the system is 'currently operating beyond capacity'. Toronto Hydro chief Anthony Haines urged that residents try to conserve power today and into the evening. "The system is not in normal working condition," he added.
He also said that they are working to restore power to all those affected but that it may take until tomorrow to restore power.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford asked people to reduce electricity use in the city today. "We are hanging on by a thread," the mayor told a press conference on Tuesday morning.
The mayor also praised emergency crews for their work overnight. "Toronto has persevered. We have weathered the storm," he said.
Do you have neighbours that are elderly? Pass by to say hello and check that they are doing ok— Toronto PublicHealth (@TOPublicHealth) 4 years ago
For health and safety tips, see the Government of Canada's 'After A Flood' checklist (or call 1-800-668-2642).
Toronto Hydro says 35,000 customers remain without power. Most customers without power are in Etobicoke area, Toronto Hydro says.— CP24 (@CP24) 4 years ago
45) 407 WEST GO BUS:
The following buses have been cancelled due to operational reasons and to assist in rail service recovery:. The (45) Streetsville GO 08:00 - York U 09:00 bus trip. Next bus:
(45) Streetsville GO 08:30 - York U 09:30 bus. The (45) York U 09:30 - Streetsville GO 10:15 bus trip. Next bus
(45) York U 10:30 - Streetsville GO 11:15 bus.. The (47) Hamilton GO 07:45 - York U 09:40 bus trip. Next bus: (47)
Hamilton GO 08:20 - York U 10:10 bus.. The (46) Oakville GO 08:40 - York U 09:55 bus trip is cancelled due to assisting with the rail service recovery plan. Next bus: (46)
Oakville GO 09:10 - York U 10:25 bus.. The (46) York U 10:15 - Oakville GO 11:25 bus trip is cancelled due to assisting with the rail service recovery plane. Next bus: (46) York
U 10:45 - Oakville GO 11:55 bus trip.
. The (48B) Meadowvale GO 07:50 - York U 08:45 bus trip. Next bus: (48) U of Guelph 07:20 - York U 09:15 bus trip.(19) OAKVILLE/NORTH YORK GO BUS: . The (19C) Square One GO Term. 07:35 - Finch Term. 08:30 bus trip.
Next bus:(19C) Square One GO Term. 07:55 - Finch Term. 08:50.. (21) MILTON GO BUS: . The (21K) Square One GO Term. 08:35 - Union Station Bus Term. 09:20 bus. Next bus: (21K) Square One GO Term. 08:45 - Union
Station Bus Term. 09:30.. The (21H) Union Station Bus Term. 09:50 - Square One GO Term. 10:35 bus. Next bus: (21H) Union Station Bus Term. 10:20 - Square
One GO Term. 11:05 bus trip.(29) GUELPH/MISSISSAUGA GO BUS:
. The (29) Guelph Central GO 07:15 - Cooksville GO 08:45 bus trip is delayed 20 minutes west of Square One due to heavy traffic.
Find the latest GO Transit updates here.
The following is the GO Train status update, as of 9:11 a.m.
AM GO TRAIN STATUS UPDATE: Last evening’s torrential rains have washed out sections of track across our rail system. Because of this, train service across our system will be
operating as follows:LAKESHORE WEST LINE: Trains are operating a shuttle train service between Aldershot and Port Credit and Long Branch and Union. We're also operating a shuttle bus between Port Credit and Long Branch to connect the two. The following train trip will run as scheduled then turn into a shuttle train
once completed.MILTON LINE: Due to severe flooding at the Kipling Subway, we are unable to make a stop at the Kipling GO Station until further notice. You may take Mississauga MiWay from Dixie GO or TTC shuttle buses to Kipling.
Additionally, due to a signal malfunction caused by extreme weather the following trains are delayed:. The Milton 07:53 - Union 08:53 train trip is on the move; delayed 31
minutes from Kipling due to a signal malfunction caused by the extreme weather.RICHMOND HILL LINE: GO Trains will service Richmond Hill and Langstaff GO only and will then be rerouted on an alternate corridor into Union Station. As a result, you can expect delays of approximately 30-45 minutes arriving into Union
Station.GO Train service is not be available from the Oriole and Old Cummer GO stations; however, passengers may use their GO fares to travel on the TTC at Leslie, Finch, Sheppard and York Mills Stations at a staffed entrance. . The Richmond Hill 09:20 – Union 10:06 train trip will be replaced by a
Toronto transit says treat today like 'summer snow day' . TTC chair in tweet says avoid commute if possible. #TOflood— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) 4 years ago
We've had many delays and cancellations due to the severe weather tonight. Contact your airline for up to date flight info.— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) 4 years ago
Toronto Hydro has updated the power status. As of 4:54 a.m.:
At the height of the event, approximately 300,000 customers were without power. The main issue related to a lack of supply from Hydro One stations in Toronto due to flooding. All but 35,000 customers, mainly in the west end were restored by 3 a.m. The remaining 35,000 customers within the boundaries of Highway 401, Hwy 427, Lakeshore Blvd and Jane Street extending over towards the Humber River should expect to be restored by mid-day.
Power outages are affecting TTC service along Bloor between Islington and Kipling. Consult the TTC for other transportation service interruptions.Customers who do not live in the west end and awake without power should call in to our Lights Out line at 416-542-8000 to report their outage.
Click here for the latest GO Train updates. The Richmond Hill Line was being rerouted with delays and cancellations and a number of other lines were being cancelled.
Here is the update as of 5:51
LAKESHORE WEST LINE: The following eastbound train service will originate as scheduled and make all stops as far as Port Credit; GO Buses will then operate between Port Credit and Long Branch Stations where passengers may reconnect with another eastbound train to continue on to Union Station. These connecting trains are expected to depart eastbound
from Long Branch at 20 minute intervals.. Aldershot GO 05:07 – Union 06:10 (Port Credit at 05:43) . Aldershot GO 05:35 - Union 06:38 (Port Credit at 06:13) . Aldershot GO 06:03 - Union 07:06 (Port Credit at 06:39) . Hamilton GO 06:12 - Union 07:25 (Port Credit at 07:10) . Hamilton GO 06:32 - Union 07:43 (Port Credit at 07:28) . Aldershot GO 07:07 - Union 08:05 (Port Credit at 07:49)
. Hamilton GO 07:15 - Union 08:32 (Port Credit at 08:11)Once the above trains have completed their trips, they will operate at
20 minute intervals in both directions.LAKESHORE EAST LINE:
The following adjustments have been made to this service:. The Oshawa GO 06:47 – Union 07:38 and the Oshawa 07:00 – Union
07:50 train trips will operate all stops into Union Station.
. The Pickering GO 07:23 – Union 08:08 train trip is cancelled.MILTON LINE: . The Milton 07:13 – Union 08:13 train trip is cancelled.
. The Milton 07:53 – Union 08:53 train trip is cancelled.RICHMOND HILL LINE: GO Trains will service Richmond Hill and Langstaff GO only and will then be rerouted on an alternate corridor into Union Station. As a result, you can expect delays of approximately 30-45 minutes arriving into Union Station. GO Train service will not be available from the Oriole and Old Cummer GO stations; however, passengers may use their GO fares to travel on the TTC at Leslie, Finch, Sheppard and York Mills Stations at a staffed entrance. . The Richmond Hill 06:25 – Union 07:11 train trip is cancelled. . The Richmond Hill 09:20 – Union 10:06 train trips will be replaced by a bus service.
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