The northern Ontario town of Wawa has declared a state of emergency, after a record amount of rain caused flooding throughout the area.
The mayor of Wawa, Linda Nowicki, called the state of emergency late Thursday night after rains washed out all major roads leading in and out of the town of 3,000.
No one was injured as a result.
The rains have now stopped but they caused a creek to overflow and wash out a large section of the TransCanada Highway -- Highway 17 -- which leads into town, badly damaging the Northern Lights Motel, located alongside the highway. As well, the road near a Ford dealership crumbled away, sending minivans into a large sinkhole.