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Traffic makes waves on Spadina Ave. below College St. in yesterday's rush-hour; when half an inch of rain lashed down from blackened skies. The severe electrical storm caused havoc in homebound traffic throughout Metro area as cars stalled; power lines came down and traffic lights went off. In Scarborough soon after 4 p.m. police reported virtually all traffic forced to a half. A York Regional policeman driving a cruiser was shaken up when lightning struck his arm. Open in full size

Traffic makes waves on Spadina Ave. below College St. in yesterday's rush-hour; when half an inch of rain lashed down from blackened skies. The severe electrical storm caused havoc in homebound traffic throughout Metro area as cars stalled; power lines came down and traffic lights went off. In Scarborough soon after 4 p.m. police reported virtually all traffic forced to a half. A York Regional policeman driving a cruiser was shaken up when lightning struck his arm.

Picture, 1977, English

Traffic makes waves on Spadina Ave. below College St. in yesterday's rush-hour; when half an inch of rain lashed down from blackened skies. The severe electrical storm caused havoc in homebound traffic throughout Metro area as cars stalled; power lines came down and traffic lights went off. In Scarborough soon after 4 p.m. police reported virtually all traffic forced to a half. A York Regional policeman driving a cruiser was shaken up when lightning struck his arm.

Picture, 1977, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Storms - Canada - Ontario - Toronto - 1981 - 1986

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0015462f