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Water main break shuts Bloor-Yonge station
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Toronto transit riders may want to give themselves some extra time to get to where they're going today.

Early Saturday morning, the TTC tweeted about a water main break at Bloor-Yonge station:

"This is typical of what we see aging infrastructure in the city," says TTC spokesperson Jessica Martin. "When we go from a deep freeze to a thaw, water main breaks do occur."

This one happened right over Yonge-Bloor station, she says.

There is about a foot of water at the station's mezzanine level by the ticket collectors. Water has also trickled down into the lower in the stair wells. Fortunately, it didn't hit track level, so trains are able to go through the stations.

Over two dozen shuttle buses are operating on both Yonge and Bloor streets.

"City crews turned off the water valves around 9:30 or 10 this morning. TTC crews have been in there since trying to mop up the water."

The TTC's Brad Ross says the station might not reopen until 5 or 6 p.m. because "extensive clean up" is required.

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Toronto transit riders may want to give themselves some extra time to get to where they're going today.

Early Saturday morning, the TTC tweeted about a water main break at Bloor-Yonge station:

"This is typical of what we see aging infrastructure in the city," says TTC spokesperson Jessica Martin. "When we go from a deep freeze to a thaw, water main breaks do occur."

This one happened right over Yonge-Bloor station, she says.

There is about a foot of water at the station's mezzanine level by the ticket collectors. Water has also trickled down into the lower in the stair wells. Fortunately, it didn't hit track level, so trains are able to go through the stations.

Over two dozen shuttle buses are operating on both Yonge and Bloor streets.

"City crews turned off the water valves around 9:30 or 10 this morning. TTC crews have been in there since trying to mop up the water."

The TTC's Brad Ross says the station might not reopen until 5 or 6 p.m. because "extensive clean up" is required.

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