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May 5, 2017
Don Valley Parkway to remain open for afternoon rush hour
The City of Toronto has made the decision to keep the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) open through this afternoon's rush hour period based on information from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Environment Canada.

Currently, precipitation is not as intense as had been predicted – with accumulation of one to two millimetres per hour. As a result, the DVP remains open. Should conditions worsen, a closure could still be necessary.

The City will continue to monitor the situation on the DVP and in other low lying areas in consultation with other city agencies.

During heavy rain storms, residents are advised to plan ahead, drive cautiously and according to the conditions, and consider using public transit as an alternative.

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