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Water main break shuts Bloor-Yonge station

TTC running shuttle buses

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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  1. DW posted on 01/04/2014 03:23 PM
    Five Star Extra!!! Flash!!!

    Robbie and Dougie to do presser from rubber life raft beneath Bloor and Yonge.........feature of the event will include Robbie blowing up the raft himself
  2. DW posted on 01/04/2014 03:25 PM
    Update on subway flood

    All hope lost............Robbie tells citizens (oops taxpayers in Ford Nation) to abandon ship............Swim for it!
    1. donny p. posted on 01/04/2014 04:17 PM
      @DW Now we'll find out if shit floats.
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