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Sparks fall from Bloor Viaduct overnight resulting in subway closure
Sparks are shown flying from the Bloor Viaduct in a still image taken from a video posted to YouTube.
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Sunday, May 31, 2015 8:33AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, May 31, 2015 8:45AM EDT
Subway service was temporarily shut down along a stretch of Line 2 early Sunday morning after sparks began falling from the Bloor Viaduct.
According to police, some sort of electrical short caused the sparks to begin flying at around 12:30 a.m.
A TTC spokesperson told The Canadian Press that two large cables burned through to the deck that the train's rails sit upon, causing the sparks to fly.
About 75 people had to be led back to Broadview Station on foot from the train by transit workers, the spokesperson said.
As a result, subway service was suspended from St. George to Woodbine stations while crews worked to fix the problem. Service then resumed as scheduled on Sunday morning.
Bad electrical fire on #TTC Bloor line over Viaduct. People stopping cars. Seems to have stopped.— Lise Lareau (@cmgveep) May 31, 2015
Some serious sparks happening on the Bloor Viaduct right now.— A (@amangosing) May 31, 2015
Hey everybody, the Bloor street viaduct is exploding right now. https://t.co/c6i1pa1t4T— KL Ess (@HotPatio) May 31, 2015
Police responding to sparks under the Bloor Viaduct. Some sort of electrical short. If driving be careful. TTC advised Tor. Fire O/S.^GL— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) May 31, 2015
So the bloor viaduct is on fire - which seems sort of crazy.— Stephen Burtch (@SteveBurtch) May 31, 2015
i live very close to the bloor viaduct oh man…. what the heck is happening— - ̗̀ pj soupcan ̖́- (@scoresberg) May 31, 2015
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