Heavy rains shut down streets and caused rivers and creeks to overflow in Hamilton on Thursday.
The city called the amount of rain since Wednesday “extraordinary” and said crews were investigating the flooding on a number of roads.
— City of Hamilton (@cityofhamilton) April 21, 2017
Environment Canada, meanwhile, issued a special weather statement for Hamilton, saying up to 70 millimetres of rain was possible by Thursday night.
“A few rounds of heavy showers and thunderstorms will continue to affect the area this evening,” the agency said.
“Rainfall from these thunderstorms combined with the rain that fell earlier today could result in total amounts between 40 and 70 millimetres locally.”
A statement is in place as well for Burlington and Oakville, which could get between 30 and 50 millimetres of rain.
— Roberto Quinlan (@r_quinla) April 20, 2017
— Roberto Quinlan (@r_quinla) April 21, 2017
— HRPS Burlington (@HRPSBurl) April 21, 2017