Talk About Traffic

quietlittlestreet2.jpgThis is my quiet little street that normally has a single lane of cars here and there, but tonight has become a two-lane highway.

The reason for this is the rainfall we received today. Starting at around 3:00, Toronto was hit with torrential rains – starting with hail on my computer room window.

The computers were blown out and so I shut them down, but the rain lasted until around 6:00 up where I live.

The reason for the traffic on my street looking like this, is because some of the major streets were flooded out and backed up.

My honey couldn’t even get home using backstreets to our back street… nobody would let him into that line of traffic. So he parked his car at the plaza up the street and walked the rest of the way home.

I know that the weather station said that we’d missed an oncoming tornado, and I guess I’m thankful we did. This weather was bad enough.

3 Comments so far

  1. shy (unregistered) on August 19th, 2005 @ 8:51 pm

    it was horrible. while it usually takes me 25 minutes to get home during heavy traffic – 20 minutes when i get lucky – it took me over 1.5 hrs to travel a mere 14km from work to home!

    at least 7 traffic lights were out of power. and not once did i see a cop directing traffic.

    what’s worse was that people get impatient and dangerous in such conditions.

  2. abbas halai (unregistered) on August 20th, 2005 @ 9:34 am

    it wasn’t bad for me at all surprisingly. i was home in the normal forty minutes that it takes me, from downtown to mississauga road on the gardiner. i kept hearing on the radio that traffic is at a standstill everywhere in the city, but luckily it was just fine for me.

  3. shy (unregistered) on August 21st, 2005 @ 11:19 pm

    halai – i guess it didn’t hit you guys out west as much. our area and anywhere near the dvp was such a mess. i feel sorry for those that got caught in the flood. it can truely mess up one’s breaks.

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