While the United States faces tough times ahead with the natural disaster that is Hurricane Harvey, Ontario, Canada, faced its own flooding crisis.
After non-stop rain for two days, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles shut down its Windsor assembly plant and sent workers home as water began to pour into the factory. The FCA plant is responsible for building the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans. According to Automotive News, FCA resumed full production during a midnight shift and the plant was fully operational this morning.
Rain began to fall at alarming rates this past Monday and didn’t let up until late Tuesday. Local police closed off roads and the area’s main freeway in response to the flood waters.
FCA did not provide any additional details on the flooding and didn’t comment on what the production interruption may mean for the minivans. The FCA Windsor facility builds 1,400 minivans per day. FCA previously halted production of the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid amid a safety recall earlier this year.