Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Going nowhere:

My Paper, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Page A12, News

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By mypaper, Published on Jul 10, 2013

http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/07/09/hamilton-toronto-flood-commute.html
By CBC News, Posted: Jul 9, 2013 9:27 AM ET, Last Updated: Jul 9, 2013 10:23 AM ET

 

A woman climbing into her car on the flooded Toronto Indy course in Lake Shore Boulevard on Monday. A severe thunderstorm caused flash floods in Canada's largest city, cutting power to at least 300,000 people, shutting down subways and forcing people to abandon their cars on flooded highways.
PHOTO: A woman climbing into her car on the flooded Toronto Indy course in Lake Shore Boulevard on Monday. A severe thunderstorm caused flash floods in Canada's largest city, cutting power to at least 300,000 people, shutting down subways and forcing people to abandon their cars on flooded highways.
PHOTO by FRANK GUNN/AP
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King Street in downtown Toronto and stretching to the city's west side was backed up for several kilometres, with commuters stuck on streetcars with nowhere to go.


Toronto flash flooding slows morning commute from Hamilton
Commuters heading from Hamilton to Toronto and back on the GO Train will likely need extra time to get to where they're going Tuesday, thanks to record shattering rains that drenched the city Monday night.

“Last evening's torrential rains have washed out sections of track across our rail system,” reads a statement on GO Transit's website.

On the Lakeshore West line, train service is running from Aldershot to Port Credit, but commuters will need to take a shuttle bus from Port Credit to Long Branch. Trains are then running from Longbranch to Union.

“The following train trip will run as scheduled then turn into a shuttle train once completed,” the statement reads.

There are no scheduled delays on Hamilton to Union Station GO Bus service, but Union sustained major flooding Monday night, so a little extra time would be well advised.



A woman wading through flood water on Lakeshore West during a storm in Toronto on Monday evening. Flash flooding made the city grind to a stop, and many agencies are warning of delays during the day Tuesday. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)
PHOTO: A woman wading through flood water on Lakeshore West during a storm in Toronto on Monday evening. Flash flooding made the city grind to a stop, and many agencies are warning of delays during the day Tuesday. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)
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Some of the unbelievable photos from around Toronto Monday night:



THE SUBWAYS ARE OUT AND FLOODED WITH SHARKS?!
PHOTO: THE SUBWAYS ARE OUT AND FLOODED WITH SHARKS?!
#darkTO #TOflood pic.twitter.com/jGB0T3y00b, Siobhan Ozege@sigh__oh
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By CBC News, Posted: Jul 9, 2013 9:27 AM ET, Last Updated: Jul 9, 2013 10:23 AM ET



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