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Blown hydro vault leads to morning chaos on the TTC

When I checked Twitter this morning, @TTCnotices said, "Due to power issues downtown, service suspended on Line 1(YU) between Bloor and Osgoode Stns. Shuttle buses btwn Bloor and St. George Stn." Like many in Toronto, I knew I was in for a chaotic commute.

As CBC News reports, a fire in a hydro vault at 50 Richmond St. E. knocked out power for part of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line as well as several streetcar routes.

According to the Toronto Star, the TTC dispatched 133 shuttle buses to shepherd Torontonians to and from work. Though, many felt it was faster to walk, while others braced themselves for massive surge fares on Uber.

Hopefully, the TTC will resolve its power-related issues before the incoming snow storm.

Here's how the morning commute looked on social media.

How was your commute? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Jasonnipdesign on Instagram.


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