NEWS

Heavy rains flood GTA streets, closing roads and disrupting TTC service

10/16/2014 09:16 EDT | Updated 12/16/2014 05:59 EST
Heavy rain caused flooding in the GTA Thursday evening, closing certain roads and diverting some public transit routes.

Earlier Thursday evening, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the city, warning that heavy rain and thunderstorms may produce nearly 50 millimetres of rain. The rain could be significant enough to cause localized flooding in low-lying areas, Environment Canada warned.

The special weather statement ended at 8:25 p.m. ET.

Toronto police warned people to be careful on the roads because of the weather, saying there were multiple flooding and dangerous water warnings in place throughout the city.

Those areas include:

- Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue West.

- Finch Avenue West and Weston Road.

- Weston Road and Imogene Avenue.

- Parkside Drive and Bloor Street West.

- Parkside Drive and High Park Boulevard.

- Finch Avenue West and Sentinel Road.

- Ingram Drive and Kincourt Street.

- Royal York Road and Mimico Avenue.

- Dupont Street and Ossington Avenue.

- Sheppard Avenue West and Seeley Drive.

- Wilson Avenue and Highway 401.

York Regional Police are asking people to stay away from Pine Valley Drive and Villa Park in Vaughan where the roads have been closed due to flooding.

Cars in the area are unable to pass and some are stuck in waist-deep water on the roads, police tweeted.

On mobile? See a video of the rain here

The rain flooded Lawrence subway station, forcing the TTC to stop subway service both ways between York Mills and Eglinton stations.

Other impacted routes include:

- 110 Islington South.

- 165 Weston Rad North.

- 63 Ossington.

- 80 Queensway.

- 512 St. Clair.

- Eglinton West station, out of service bus level to northbound platform.

Read the details on the TTC service disruptions here.

Toronto Hydro reported several small outages. The company said crews have been dispatched to the areas, but it was unclear when service would be restored.

MORE:cbcNews