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Don River overflows, subway floods in Toronto

It's raining again, and that means another round of weather-related chaos for Toronto and the GTA. At time of writing, the Don Valley Parkway is underwater south of Bloor, as are southern parts of Bayview Ave and the GO rail line. There are pockets of localized flooding across the city and parts of the subway system are still drying out from an earlier influx of water.

Toronto Hydro is reporting at least seven separate outages, four of them in a band from Northern Etobicoke through North York into Scarborough, just south of the 401. Downtown, 3,500 customers are in the dark north of the Danforth, south of O'Connor, between Pape and Donlands. Lights are also out in an area bound by St. Clair, Bathurst, College, and Ossington and in parts of Cabbagetown.

A map of the outages is available here.

At one time, both Lawrence and Wilson subway stations were partially underwater (there was a scenic waterfall at the former,) though the TTC is now reporting full service has resume one Line 1 (that's the Yonge-University-Spadina line.)

The rain, though not particularly heavy, was deposited by a slow-moving storm system that made its way south over the city. The downpour started in earnest around 9 p.m. and rain is still lingering close to the lake. Expect tomorrow to be humid. Best skip the trails in the Don.

The special weather statement issued by Environment Canada has now been cancelled.

Here are the best pictures of the evening's action.

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.

Image: James Bingham/Twitter


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