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Don Valley Parkway reopens in downtown Toronto after partial closure due to flooding

Vehicles can be seen being diverted off the Don Valley Parkway.
Vehicles can be seen being diverted off the Don Valley Parkway. City of Toronto

The Don Valley Parkway has reopened after it was partly closed due to flooding as a result of a major storm system.

In a tweet, police said officers closed the southbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway at the Bayview-Bloor ramp just after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

“Overflow from the Don River has caused excess flooding,” police wrote.

READ MORE: Flooding reported in parts of southern Ontario as ‘massive’ storm moves through

As a result of the closure, southbound traffic was delayed beyond Millwood Road and some GO Transit buses that use the DVP experienced delays.

The highway was reopened early Sunday.

Prior to the closure, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority upgraded its flood outlook to a flood warning.

The agency said rivers, shorelines, and streams in the Greater Toronto Area “should be considered hazardous.”

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Southbound traffic was delayed coming off the Don Valley Parkway after police shut down part of the highway.
Southbound traffic was delayed coming off the Don Valley Parkway after police shut down part of the highway. John Hanley / Global News

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