Several floods in Greater Montreal after very heavy rains

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Several floods in Greater Montreal after very heavy rains

The heavy rains that swept over the greater Montreal area led to several floods and road closures.

Heavy precipitation falls on Quebec, which makes driving difficult in particular. The rains also caused major flooding in Greater Montreal, in addition to causing infiltration in the metro.

This is the case for the metro. Highway 19, in Montreal, which was closed in the early evening northbound from Henri-Bourassa Boulevard.

Service on the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) orange line was also briefly interrupted. It gradually resumed around 6:45 p.m. But due to water infiltration, no train is currently stopping at the Square-Victoria–OACI station.

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Still in Montreal, several sections of roads were closed due to heavy rains, particularly in Rosemont, on the Plateau-Mont-Royal, as well as in Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.< /p>

In Longueuil, Mayor Catherine Fournier's office reported that flooding had been reported in the Saint-Charles Street West area, as well as in the Laflèche district.< /p>

All City of Longueuil departments are currently mobilized and at work to resolve the situation quickly and thus mitigate the damage, reads a tweet published on the account of Mrs Fournier.

Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes College, a secondary school located on Tiffin Road, in Longueuil, is forced to close its doors for the whole day on Wednesday. Heavy rains [Tuesday] afternoon caused pipes in the city's sewage system to overflow, causing major flooding in the school, an email to students said. to parents.

Collège Durocher in Saint-Lambert also announced the suspension of classes on Wednesday due to flooding.

Environment Canada has issued rain warnings for several areas of Quebec, including the metropolitan region, the Laurentians, Lanaudière, Mauricie, Lac-Saint-Jean, the Richelieu Valley and Saint-Hyacinthe.

In these regions, 50 to 75 millimeters of rain are expected by Wednesday morning, Environment Canada said.

Its website says torrential rains can cause flash flooding and pooling of water on roads. Flooding is possible in places in the lowlands.

With information from La Presse canadienne

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