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Several burst water pipes causing floods on Toronto streets

Broken water pipe on Queen's Quay and Rees, Feb. 17, 2015. BERT DANDY/CITYNEWS

Roller-coaster temperatures in Toronto are creating havoc around the city, with many water pipes bursting.

A burst pipe sent water gushing onto Queen’s Quay, near Rees Street, early on Tuesday morning.

Water gushed out of a pipe in a laneway leaving a river streaming down the road.

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Broken water pipe on Queen’s Quay and Rees, Feb. 17, 2015. BERT DANDY/CITYNEWS
Broken water pipe Queen's Quay
Broken water pipe on Queen’s Quay and Rees, Feb. 17, 2015. BERT DANDY/CITYNEWS

Also on Queen’s Quay around 6 a.m. on Monday, a watermain broke, this time inside Redpath Sugar Refinery. Water pooled beside the building and salters were brought in.

There were several more broken pipes overnight.

Water rained down the front lobby of a commercial building at Adelaide and Yonge streets, flowing out onto the street. The water has been shut off, but the cold weather is now a concern since the water will ice over.

The basement of the King Edward Hotel, at King Street East and Victoria Street, was flooded with at least three feet of water.

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Toronto Fire crews at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto after a water pipe burst, Feb. 17, 2015. BERT DANDY/CITYNEWS

Water also leaked out of the Future Shop in the Weston Road and Highway 401 area after a pipe burst inside the store.

A broke pipe was also to blame after water from a Popeyes location, near Yonge and Wellesley streets, flowed onto the street.