Heavy rain flooded parts of southern Ontario on Tuesday.
Both Hamilton and Windsor broke a new daily rainfall record. While Toronto's Pearson International Airport picked up less than 15 mm of rain, the city is already past the halfway mark for a monthly average.
Quite the contrast from July when conditions were exceptionally dry across the region. Lawns and gardens have been desperate for a drenching and more rain that's forecast this week could help to quench that thirst.
Motorists however, are urged to adjust their driving conditions as the heavy rain falls. Tuesday's storm left several roads covered in water and police officials were called to numerous accidents and stalled vehicles.
Tow truck driver Peter Christou says when roads are flooded, simply turn around or stay away.
“The water gets inside the electronics and different parts and what it does is it basically causes everything to shut down. Once that happens it's just a domino affect.”
Christou adds that rain water can be extremely deceiving, so it's better to be safe than sorry.
“People's depth perception is a little different when the weather is bad and you can't exactly see as clearly as you'd like,” warns Christou.
“Plus, we don't know the elevation of the ground when the water is so dark. You can't see the bottom so all of a sudden it could drop about a foot and it all looks innocent until you're going through. Then you notice the water is going through the bottom of the doors and then you're in trouble.”
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