Canada's gold-winning streak continues as Marielle Thompson finished first place in women's ski cross final Friday. Kelsey Serwa took the silver.
Thompson's strong finish marks the third day in a row that Canada has won gold, following women's hockey's harrowing win against the U.S. and Jennifer Jones' stunning performance that led Canada's curling team to gold.
Meanwhile, winter's wild weather continues to wreak havoc on Friday morning's commute.
Slushy roads, slippery drive and slow commute are expected Friday morning.
Highway 401 westbound collector lanes at Dixie Road: collision blocking the second lane from the left. No injuries reported — 8:08 a.m.
Highway 403 between York and 6N: single vehicle collision into guardrail with minor injuries — 7:09 a.m.
Take extra care this morning secondary roads very icy— Ontario Prov Police (@OPP_GTATraffic) February 21, 2014
The rainfall warning for Hamilton has ended as of 7 a.m. Friday, after about 14 mm of precipitation Thursday. Rain showers are expected to end this morning and fog patches will also dissipate. Temperature will drop to –2 C.
With the temperature drop, however, there is a 60 per cent chance the rain will turn into flurries.
Tonight, southwest winds gusting up to 70 km/h is expected. The overnight low is –3 C.
The cloudy weather is expected to last into the weekend, clearing Saturday evening.
Hamiltonians will wake up to a balmy 1 C Saturday morning, but the overnight low will drop to –12 C.
The on-ice rivalry between Canada and the U.S. will be renewed as the Olympic men's hockey semi-final kicks off at noon. Word of advice for the boys:
Sochi's accommodation for Olympic guests has been sketchy at best. Think twin toilets, missing doorknobs and vanishing curtains. But when U.S. Olympic luger Kate Hansen tweeted a video of a wolf roaming around her hotel in Sochi, it triggered a massive media frenzy.
The video, as revealed in another YouTube video posted today, turned out to be a hoax by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.