Kaela Johnson | Report

There have been many reports of flooding and power outages today when the GTA was hit with a flash storm today around 4:30 p.m.

The storm lasted about 20 to 30 minutes. Environment Canada released a severe thunderstorm warning which ended around 5:00 p.m.

Many social media users uploaded photos of fallen trees, traffic lights and floods with the hashtag, #ONStorm.

A fallen tree caused a temporary street closure on a part of Bay Street.

Image by @SteveSayings/Twitter.

Even the Toronto Eaton Centre experienced a flood due to the powerful storm.

As of 7:00 p.m., Toronto Hydro confirms in a tweet that approximately 16,500 people are without power but crews are working to restore power by tonight, but smaller outages may continue tomorrow.

Has the storm affected you or your plans for today? Let us know in the comments!


Featured image by @3_FSTA_3/Twitter.

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