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Environment Canada issues weather statement for Toronto, warns of ‘significant’ rainfall

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Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto, warning of “significant rainfall” and strong winds.

The statement, released just before 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, said that the city could see rainfall amounts from 10 to 20 millimeters which may result in localized water pooling on roads.

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“Strong easterly winds gusting up to 70 km/h could lead to loose objects being tossed about, small tree branches breaking and local power outages,” the statement reads.

The agency said the rain will taper off early Thursday morning.

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In a tweet Wednesday evening, Toronto police said debris from a construction site had blown onto the Gardiner Expressway and was blocking the westbound lanes.

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Meanwhile, in the Nassau Street and Spadina Avenue area, police said a tree had fallen onto power lines.

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Peel Regional police advised the public to avoid “unnecessary travel,” saying roads may be icy “due to ongoing weather conditions.”

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