Hamilton Daystarter: Everything you need to know Monday

Here's your news, weather and commute for Monday, March 24.
Here's a look at your weather in Hamilton for Monday. (CBC)

Morning, Hamilton. Maybe someday we’ll see something approaching a spring – not today though. As of 7 a.m., it’s –12 C.

And on this day in history, Tennessee Williams' play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened in New York, two days before his 44th birthday. The play would garnered Williams his second Pulitzer Prize.

GO Transit isn’t reporting any serious disruptions on lines linking to Hamilton this morning. The Hamilton GO Centre 6:12 a.m. to Union Station 7:25 a.m. train was delayed by 6 minutes, but is moving now.

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

  • Traffic congestion on Rymal Road East and Fletcher Road. 8:22 a.m.
  • A collision on Barton Street West. 7:59 a.m.
  • QEW Toronto bound before Appleby Line, Burlington: 4 vehicle collision on the left shoulder, no injuries. 7:33 a.m.
  • Highway 8 near Lynden Road, Flamborough: Car and deer collision on the shoulder, no injuries. 4:50 a.m.

It’s another cold morning, and it’s not going to get much warmer today. Expect a high of – 4 C. On the upside, at least it will be mainly sunny through most of the day.

Expect increasing cloudiness this afternoon and then a 30 per cent chance of flurries later this afternoon. The wind comes out of the west at 20 km/h this afternoon. UV index 5 or moderate.

Today’s photo comes courtesy Instagram user CDuncansPhoto:

Tens of millions of dollars along with the fate of more than a dozen Hamilton neighbourhoods are at stake as public school trustees begin debate Monday on a sweeping set of proposals to close schools in hopes of funding new replacements.

Monday's board meeting begins a two-month countdown to a major May 26 vote on a plan that recommends the closure of a total of 10 elementary schools across the city and the replacement or expansion of several others.

Councillor expenses will be discussed at today's audit, finance and administration committee meeting at city hall. You can follow along with reporter Samantha Craggs on Twitter for updates.

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