Toronto Rainstorm Leaves Parts Of The City Underwater

Category: World / Jul 09, 2013 3:57PM EDT

A heavy rainstorm in Toronto caused power outages and transit chaos across Canada’s largest city on Monday with flooding shutting down parts of its subway and major roads. Some drivers had to abandon their vehicles as the water in underpasses and low spots rose up to their windows.

Toronto Hydro, the main electrical utility said some 300,000 customers lost power after the sudden storm, which dumped more than 3.5 inches of water on the city.

The rain also flooded subway stations, closing down large parts of three subway lines. Many streetcars and buses in the down town area were forced to stop or divert.