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Water gushes in to Union Station, Toronto June 1 2012, Downtown Toronto Flooded

June 2, 2012

Water gushes in to Union Station, Toronto June 1 2012, Downtown Toronto Flooded

JUNE 2 2012 GETTING ANOTHER 40 MM OF RAIN!

oronto’s Union Station is flooded in water, subways are closed. Royal Bank Plaza concourse are flooded, June 2012

At about 12:30 p.m., water inundated Toronto’s Union Station, one of Canada’s busiest transportation hubs.

More than three dozen people were trapped on a street car in the Harbourfront tunnel when the flooding began. They have since been rescued and evacuated.

Subway services have been suspended on a portion of the Yonge-University-Spadina line — but GO train services continue to operate.

A sewage back-up, mixed with a heavy influx of rain, has caused significant damage. Power has been shut off as crews work to clean and sanitize the station, which is expected to remain closed until Saturday.Witnesses said the water came down “like a monsoon”

Water also flooded the lobby of neighbouring Royal Bank Plaza as well as part of the PATH system linked to Union — prompting the closure of the underground walkway at 2 p.m.

More than 36 mm of rain fell on Toronto by 2 p.m. Friday — close to the 44 mm of rain the city saw during the entire month of May.

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