The STM has informed passengers that the Orange line shut down in Montreal will now continue until past noon.\nNo trains are running between Lionel-Groulx and Berri-UQAM after flooding at Station Square-Victoria-OACI meant power needed to be cut.\nSome Montrealers are not happy, though others have taken the shutdown in stride by simply renaming the station "Les Chutes De Square Victoria."\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nMontrealers have taken to renaming Station Square-Victoria-OACI to "Les Chutes De Square Victoria" after flooding in the station has caused an extensive shutdown of the STM Orange line in downtown Montreal. There's no question that Montreal's metro is somewhat like the nervous system of the city, and so when the metro shuts down, it sometimes feels a little bit like the city has shut down.\nUPDATE: Service is now resuming on the orange line. Square Victoria station remains closed.\nWhich was certainly the case this morning, when an aqueduct burst and began gushing water into station Square-Victoria-OACI, causing a complete shut down of the Orange line between Lionel-Groulx and Berri-UQAM stations.\nThis section of the Orange line serves two boroughs, moving a huge part of the core of Montreal's downtown commuters.\nLuckily for us, we also have the parallel Green line, which was unaffected by the flooding, but still inevitably struggled to manage the huge surge in commuters that were rerouted as the Orange line continued to be shut down.\nAs it stands now, the burst pipe has been stopped and now all that is left to do is clear the water out of the station so that power can be turned back on. The STM is hoping to have this done by 3 p.m., but it is still likely that even after the Orange line resumes service, trains may not be stopping at Square-Victoria-OACI for some time.\nMayor Valérie Plante arrived around 10:45 to take stock of the mess at Square-Victoria-OACI station this morning, letting people know she would soon be making a statement about the situation.\nSituation d’urgence sur la ligne orange: j’irai sur place à 10h45 pour faire le point sur la situation. @stminfo #stm #polmtl— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) November 14, 2019\nShe also let people know that there were now shuttles running between Berri-UQAM and Lionel-Groulx.\nShutdown continues ORANGE line between L-Groulx and Berri-UQAM. Water infiltrations. Service expected to resume at 15:00. #stminfo S— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) November 14, 2019\nThe STM updated passengers, above, letting them know that service would now resume closer to 3 p.m. instead of noon, as was initially stated.\nThough Montrealers didn't seem concerned with the mayor's two cents... instead, they were providing their own hilarious commentary about the state of affairs in downtown Montreal this morning.\nWord quickly spread throughout the city this morning that the metro was shut down due to flooding.\nles chutes de square victoria https://t.co/xeV8yYqVyK— tfou (@tgbrocplc) November 14, 2019\nAllô Qualinette .Les escaliers du métro transformés en véritables chutes d’eau! https://t.co/D8fYe8MEQc— Éloi Tremblay (@eloi_tremblay) November 14, 2019\nI need to leave my house but I heard the metro is flooded ........ pic.twitter.com/1IkNF1CkVo— E•nig•ma (@ThatGirlDeej) November 14, 2019\nImagine waiting for the metro and then just hearing a rush of water in the distance.— Marco Sav (@MarcoSav93) November 14, 2019\nI wonder what it was like for people who were actually in Square-Victoria-OACI station early this morning when the water starting to pour in.\nMany people have decided to find a positive side to this whole mess, calling the flooding a "new water feature," or a "zen fountain."\nMy metro station has a new water feature. pic.twitter.com/FwgBdrrQo7— Charlotte N (@BigFatRebound) November 14, 2019\nNice of #Montreal to install this zen fountain at Square-Victoria Metro to help relieve stress for rush hour commuters! 👍😶 https://t.co/gzxQBdU8yO— Bilal Butt (@buttshow) November 14, 2019\nThe sarcasm is real with these two.\nBut, at the end of the day, if you can't laugh about stuff like this, you'll never survive.\nSome other Montrealers suggested finding alternative modes of transport to help get around the flooded metro... like a kayak.\nTake a kayak #metro #venise #stm https://t.co/uPS1ZsGa6N— Fré Saint-Julien (@fstjd) November 14, 2019\nBen non Nono, Venise-en-Québec ce n’est pas au métro Square-Victoria...— Véronique Lambert (@VeroseLambert) November 14, 2019\nOr perhaps we should ditch the trains entirely, flood the whole metro and just adopt gondolas, like in Venice.\nJe sais bien que La Presse a dit que le métro n'était pas super propre, mais le timing pour un grand nettoyage était vraiment pas idéal, STM. https://t.co/ITPqL8nLgX— Mathieu Charlebois (@OursMathieu) November 14, 2019\nThe tweet above reads, "I know that La Presse said that the metro was not super clean, but this timing for a big cleaning was really not ideal, STM."\nSome people couldn't help but lump this fiasco in with the all-around ridiculous week we've been having in Montreal.\nBienvenue à Montréal @ThierryHenry! Il neige en novembre et il pleut dans le métro! #MontréalLuv https://t.co/Kb7A066WBp— Léa Stréliski (@LeaStreliski) November 14, 2019\nMassive snow dump earlier in the week and broken water mains...and it's only November 14, buckle up mes amis.#Montreal #Metro #snow— IdlyMusing (@IdlyMusing) November 14, 2019\nFrom a record early snowstorm to this all in four days, it's starting to feel like it's going to be a long winter...\nAnd it's not even December yet.\nThough, a lot of Montrealers were quick to come to the STM's defence, as many people on Twitter felt the need to hurl their insults and frustrations at the company, despite the fact that the burst pipe belongs to the city and, therefore, is entirely out of the STM's control.\nHas it occurred to you this is also the STM's nightmare? When the Metro goes down during rush hour they suddenly have to figure out emergency bus routes to get everybody where they need to go. Trust me, they want this to go smoothly too. It's not a personal attack against you.— Jinger (@Jessamiah) November 14, 2019\nDo you want to be on the Metro going through a flood and get trapped on the train? Or be in an unsafe situation? Do you want to breathe pepper spray while you're on the Metro? Do you want to see a dead body on the tracks? Me neither, the @stminfo is taking care of that.— Jinger (@Jessamiah) November 14, 2019\nThe other important point to take in here is that water and electricity are not friends, and the STM was absolutely required to cut the power through the Orange line to keep passengers and employees safe.\nAt the end of the day, even with as many frustrated and late commuters as there were, most Montrealers are seemingly taking this shut down in stride.\nDon’t know if it was company policy but my @stminfo bus driver made a point of alerting everyone getting on about the metro situation so they could change their commute accordingly and avoid a nasty surprise. Much appreciated!— Marcela Isuster (@MarcesWisdom) November 14, 2019\nYeah this is probably a good reason to shut down the metro. https://t.co/daCbshbHBg— Steve Faguy (@fagstein) November 14, 2019\nIt doesn't take much to understand the STM is doing its best to mitigate this crisis and get back up and running as soon as possible.\nUPDATE: Service is now resuming on the orange line. Square Victoria station remains closed.\nReprise graduelle du service sur la ligne ORANGE. #stminfo K— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) November 14, 2019\nSo keep calm and take the Green line, Montreal.\nHopefully, tomorrow will be a smoother commute... but if it's not, we'll be the first to let you know.