Part of Toronto's subway system came to a standstill Tuesday after staff found a mystery liquid leaking into a downtown tunnel.
Early Tuesday morning, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) spokesman Brad Ross tweeted a photo of the leak.
North of College, track-level. Leak is oil-like, unsafe to operate. Planning to grout tunnel joints. Update to follow pic.twitter.com/zC6pOuytZk— Brad Ross (@bradTTC) March 24, 2015
The closure caused chaos for morning rush-hour commuters, who tweeted photos of long lines at stations and for shuttle buses.
— fahad khan (@fahaduk) March 24, 2015
Crews planned to plug the tunnel joint where the liquid was trickling in, TTC CEO Andy Byford told reporters Tuesday, and clean up the track bed. Fire services also took samples of the substance and planned to test it.
Byford said it smelled like kerosene or diesel, leading the TTC to think it might be flammable.
"More than ever, it reinforces the fact that we could not take any chances with this liquid," he said.
By about 1:30 p.m., the line had reopened.
ALL CLEAR: The delay at College Station has cleared and regular service has resumed on Line 1. #TTC— Official TTC Tweets (@TTCnotices) March 24, 2015
Despite their frustrations, major delays didn't stop Torontonians from having some fun with the news of the ooze. Check out some of their funniest tweets below.
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