The ritual flooding of lower Bayview Ave. occurred Thursday night as warm weather sent water over the banks of the Don River. Water also covered part of the DVP and the GO Richmond Hill line tracks. The water receded in time for service to begin Friday. The flooding began at around midnight accelerated by a backup of ice at the foot of the on River. Northbound DVP was closed from the Gardiner Expressway to Dundas Street; however those lanes reopened at around 5:30 a.m. The southbound lanes were closed at Bloor Street but that closure was lifted at around 6 a.m. Bayview was closed at Bloor through the night.