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Today’s traffic problems not caused by LRT, but by beer

Toronto has brutal gridlock, which we generally attribute to a handful of reasons—bad roads, TTC woes and bad weather, to name a few. Until now, beer hasn’t been one of those reasons, but according to the National Post, police are expecting delays on GTA roadways over the next few days as Molson Coors Canada transports six huge vats from Hamilton to its Toronto brewery.

The vats—each measuring 150 feet long, 24 feet wide and 25 feet high—will be accompanied by a sizeable convoy of 20 police cruisers, perhaps to stop potential thieves who haven’t realized that they won’t be full of delicious, drinkable beer. Molson is looking to increase its capacity, and the vats, imported from Germany, will be used during the beer fermentation process.

On its journey, the beer convoy is expected to slow traffic on Highway 5 tonight and tomorrow morning, and delays could occur on Dundas Street near Appleby Line and along Derry Road in Peel Region. After the vats have been delivered, GTA traffic should resume to its normal, sluggish self.

Molson beer vats to slow traffic [National Post]

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