Canada

Freak Storm Shuts Down Toronto

Flash floods, blackouts, "summer snow day"

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Torontonians are faced with a snarled morning commute today and widespread power outages after an evening of traffic chaos caused by torrential rainfall.

Hydro One said that of about 300,000 people affected, only about 30,000-40,000 had their power restored as of midnight ET due to "significant flooding" at two of its transmission stations.