Flooding from powerful rains have closed Highway 407 both ways from Highyway 403 to Appleby Line in Burlington, the OPP confirms.
407 UPDATE: all lanes CLOSED in both directions from 403/QEW to Appleby – flooding.
— 680News Traffic (@680newstraffic) August 4, 2014
The eastbound lanes of the QEW are also closed after flooding at Guelph Line. The westbound lanes of the QEW west of Appleby have also flooded.
TRAFFIC ALERT: EB QEW approaching Appleby – all lanes CLOSED due to flooding. WB QEW west of Appleby – all lanes flooded, traffic stopped.
— 680News Traffic (@680newstraffic) August 5, 2014
— Amy Lynn (@amybomberry) August 4, 2014
The flooding has also caused service adjustments to GO Transit.
For add'l info on service adjustments due extreme flooding in west end visit: http://t.co/dgDJVT24MI
— GO Transit (@GOtransit) August 4, 2014
It’s not clear how long the closures will last.
There have also been reports of heavy flooding in parts of south Burlington.
Watch out for flooding on GTA highways, drive with care and slow down to avoid hydroplaning
— Ontario Prov Police (@OPP_GTATraffic) August 4, 2014
Police are asking people to limit their travel on the roads around the city for the time being. If they have to venture out, please exercise due caution and drive safely.
And on his official Twitter account, Mayor Rob Ford noted “isolated” flooding in Toronto.
Latest from #Toronto Staff: some isolated flooding, crews are on site attending to complaints, we will continue to monitor the situation.
— Mayor Rob Ford (@TOMayorFord) August 4, 2014