Morning, Hamilton. Sadly, last week’s warmer temperatures were a total tease, as we’re right back down there again this morning, with biting wind and frigid cold.

Make sure you grab your hat and mittens as you’re running out the door this morning.

DayStarter Commute

No delays on GO train or bus lines heading to and from Hamilton this morning.

OPP are advising that there are icy conditions on roads heading to and from Toronto, so slow down as conditions can change quickly.

Here are the collisions and slowdowns police are reporting this morning:

  • A second collision on Hwy 403 at Southcote in Ancaster. A single vehicle into ditch. 6:48 a.m.
  • Collision Hwy 403 westbound at Southcote, Ancaster. Unknown if there are injuries or if any lanes are blocked. 6:45 a.m.
  • The westbound lanes of Mohawk Road at West 5th are closed after Sunday evening’s fatal collision.

Hamilton Daystarter, Weather

Today’s a cold one – it’s -8 C with a bitter 30 km/h wind. Expect mainly clouds in the sky and a few flurries beginning early this morning.

Tonight, the temperature plummets back down to -14 C, with a 60 per cent chance of flurries.

Environment Canada is calling for even colder temperatures as the week progresses, so there’s plenty of winter to be had in Hamilton yet. We have a feeling that those #WeAreWinter hashtags will be few and far between, post-Sochi.

DayStarter Photo

Today’s photo comes courtesy of I Heart Hamilton’s Kristin Archer and Illitry, from this past weekend’s show at The Casbah.

DayStarter City News

Hamilton's beloved WWII Lancaster bomber will soon be heading across the Atlantic to join the only other airworthy plane of its kind for a series of special flights over the U.K.

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton revealed Monday that it plans to fly its vintage Avro Lancaster to England in August.

And on the heritage front, the historic James Street Baptist Church will start to come down in the next month. Developer Louie Santaguida applied for a demolition permit last week to raze the back two-thirds of the building. If the process goes as planned, the demolition — or as he calls it, "the preservation" — will start in March. He’s just waiting for a go-ahead from the city.

DayStarter internet

In today's video, meteorologist Brandon Ivey rides out an F4 tornado in an armoured car. Watch how quickly day turns to night: