Motorists rescued after extreme flooding shuts down Mississauga street – mississauga.com

Motorists rescued after \extreme flooding\ shuts down Mississauga street - mississauga.com
Vehicles underwater, extreme flooding alert for GTA
Heavy rains Saturday night through Sunday (Oct. 27) morning caused flooding in some areas of Mississauga including Torbram Road just south of Rena Road, where some motorists had to be rescued by emergency services due to rising waters.

A van and one car were trapped, with only a small portion of the submerged vehicle visible above the water.

"Due to the heavy rainfall from earlier today, some rivers within the GTA are experiencing higher flows and water levels, resulting in hazardous conditions. The combination of slippery and unstable banks could create dangerous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies," the statement reads.

\”Extreme Road Flooding. Torbram, south of Rena Road, Mississauga. PRP and Mississauga Fire on scene to assist drivers that are stuck. City has been notified. Please avoid the area. Call at 4:54am,\” tweeted Peel police early Sunday morning.

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, meanwhile, issued a watershed conditions statement for the GTA on Sunday, saying the GTA received between 20 and 45 mm of rain overnight Saturday into Sunday morning and waterways have peaked due to the rain.

“All occupants have been safely removed from vehicles. No injuries reported. Road will remain closed due to flooding,” added a follow-up tweet at 7:11 a.m.

The rain began overnight and Environment Canada says between 25 mm to 40 mm of rain fell. The forecast calls for scattered showers on Sunday morning changing to drizzle by 12 noon.

“Drainage isn’t working properly due to construction in the area,” said Constable Danny Marttini, adding police expect the road to be closed for between six to 12 hours as crews rain the water.

The three were stranded in two vehicles — a work van and a car — under a rail bridge on Torbram Road, south of Rena Road. The area is between Steeles Avenue and Derry Road.

Torbram Road between Steeles Avenue and Derry Road remained closed Sunday morning as of 10:15 a.m. Police are advising drivers to find alternative routes around the area.

People were rescued from their vehicles after they were submerged underwater in flooded lanes in Mississauga, due to extreme flooding in the Greater Toronto Area.

Police are continuing to warn motorists about "extreme flooding" of Torbram Road. The area is north of Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Peel police and Mississauga fire were called to Torbam Road between Steeles Road and Derry Road before 5 a.m. for reports of drivers being stuck in the flood.

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When paramedics arrived to the scene, one car was fully submerged with a man standing on roof of his car.

Peel police say that the roads are expected to be clear in the next 6 to 12 hours. The water will need to be pumped out due to drainage issues at the site.