Firefighters rescue 3 after heavy rain causes flooding on Mississauga roads – CBC.ca

Firefighters rescue 3 after heavy rain causes flooding on Mississauga roads - CBC.ca
Vehicles underwater, extreme flooding alert for GTA
Firefighters in Peel Region rescued three people from vehicles that became partly submerged in floodwaters in Mississauga early Sunday.

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.

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

Mississauga and Brampton firefighters moved the three people to safety and they were assessed by Peel paramedics.

Peel police said they were called to Torbam Road between Steeles and Derry roads before 5 a.m. for reports of drivers being stuck under water.

Early Sunday, police warned motorists about "extreme flooding" of Torbram Road. The area is north of Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Police said they notified the City of Mississauga about the situation.

The Mayor of Brampton wants to install CCTV cameras on Highways 410 and 403 in Peel Region following a spike in gun violence in the area.

As of Sunday afternoon, the road was still closed and Peel police said the flooding was partly due to construction in the area. 

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is telling residents to be careful around rivers and streams in the GTA.

The rain began overnight and Environment Canada says between 25 mm to 40 mm of rain fell. The forecast called another 15 mm of rain on Sunday morning.

Three people were rescued from their vehicles Saturday night after heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Mississauga.

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.

When paramedics arrived on scene, they located one vehicle fully submerged with a man standing on roof of his car.

"Due to the additional expected rainfall, and the watercourses already responding to the previous rainfall, rivers within the GTA will be continuing to experience higher flows and water levels, resulting in hazardous conditions," the statement reads.

They say another 15 millimetres of rain is expected on Sunday, as well as strong gusty winds in the afternoon.

Toronto residents are urged to exercise extreme caution around all bodies of water and to avoid driving on flooded roadways, underpasses and roads in low-lying areas.

"Persons should stay well away from watercourses. We are continuing to monitor conditions," its statement reads.

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Three people were rescued from their vehicles Saturday night after heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Brampton.

Peel police said they were called to Torbam Road between Steeles and Derry roads before 5 a.m. for reports of drivers being stuck under water.

When paramedics arrived on scene, they located one vehicle fully submerged with a man standing on roof of his car.

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