Friday, October 31, 2014

City of Toronto advises everyone to be extra careful tonight as rain is expected

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  October 31, 2014                             

City of Toronto advises everyone to be extra careful tonight as rain is expected

With wet weather expected for Halloween this evening, the City of Toronto is advising everyone to take extra caution when travelling.

Rain is forecast and there is less daylight at this time of the year, so visibility will be limited. Motorists will need to drive slowly and with extra caution throughout the day and evening to make sure children are safe as they trick-or-treat.

Motorists should drive cautiously through any ponding of water on roadways, especially near sidewalks where pedestrians are present.

Transportation Services staff are working today to keep catch basins clear, especially in areas where there have been problems in the past, and residents are asked to assist in cleaning catch basins on their streets if possible. With leaves falling at this time of year, catch basins often become clogged, which can result in street flooding.

In addition, traffic will be heavy in the afternoon hours. Try to give yourself extra time to get home.

This news release is also available on the City's website:

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.


Media contact: Steve Johnston, Strategic Communications, 416-392-4391,

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