Hamilton's medical officer of health has lifted the cold weather alert as temperatures are expected to rise over the weekend reaching 9 C on Saturday, Jan. 11. The moving arctic wind brought in extreme temperatures of -24 C (wind chill -41 C) on Tuesday, making it the coldest January 7 on record.

Garbage collection in the city was suspended for two days as city staff scrambled to clear frozen sidewalks, cleanup broken pipes and salt roads.

Environment Canada predicts light snow ending this morning with a risk of freezing drizzle this morning and early this afternoon. Rains will begin near midnight and continue tomorrow.