Like every other major transportation system in a large city, the Montreal metro occasionally runs into a little problem or two. And yesterday, its problem became known as the "Lionel-Groulx waterfall" on social networks.
Thanks to Instagram user mendips.doom, we got a visual of this infamous leak.
The STM told MTL Blog that "this leak was caused by a break in a water pipe during excavation work."
We're told the situation was handled rapidly. "We quickly cut off the power supply to protect the equipment and rolling stock and ensure the safety of the customers, and the leak was then plugged," said the STM.
Service on the orange line reportedly resumed shortly after.
But the light at the end of the tunnel was the hilarious responses that came about on Twitter about the "Lionel-Groulx waterfall."
One Twitter user decided to write a poem about it. "The Lionel-Groulx waterfalls are one of the great nature spot in our city. Look at this disgusting brown water falling onto the metro, seeping through the cracks. Feel its dirty drops on your skin."
Another wrote, "Vivre le titanic au métro Lionel - groulx" — an ode to everyone's favourite movie.
"We are working closely with Sécurités incendies de Montréal and the other competent authorities to restore the situation as quickly as possible, but the safety of our installations and the public is paramount," he said.
Shuttle bus service for those affected by the shutdown has been set up between Angrignon and Berri-UQAM.
With service expected to resume at 2 p.m., those who are planning to take the green line should plan ahead and figure out another way to get to their destination.
You can also take the orange line to get downtown if that's an option for you.
As a reminder, wearing a face mask is mandatory in all public transport in Montreal.