Good morning, Hamilton — it's Tuesday, and hordes of school kids are heading back to class today. Summer went by pretty quick, huh?

Be careful on the roads, because some of them will no doubt be nervous/excited about their first day, and not paying too much attention to where they're going.

Hamilton police will be riding with kids on buses this week, keeping an eye out for drivers who don't stop when the school bus lights are flashing. Read about the new project here.

The new school year also means some young teachers have just dished out hundreds of dollars to outfit their new classrooms, too. Read about why they feel they have to spend their own money.

And some lucky person that we would love to be friends with just won $30 million dollars. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) says the winning ticket in Friday night's $30 million Lotto Max draw was sold in the Hamilton area. Did you have ticket 06 19 20 25 31 35 36 bonus 45?

commute


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Check the map above for ongoing construction projects in the city that could slow you down on your way to work or school.

Collisions:

  • A collision has caused a backup at Highway 403 westbound at Highway 6 North. According to the OPP a tow truck at scene and the right lane is blocked. 6:55 a.m.
  • Burris Street Hamilton. Police say no injuries and traffic moving through the area. 9:27 a.m.
  • Centre Road and Concession 7 East. Police say a vehicle left the road and the driver struck their head on the windshield. No serious injuries. 9:29 a.m.
  • Govenor's Road. No further information from police. 9:44 a.m.

According to Metrolinx, all bus and GO trains are operating on schedule.

weather

Today's high is 22 C and mainly overcast, with a chance of showers early this morning and also this afternoon. A light 20 km/h wind will start coming out of the northwest this morning.

Environment Canada forecasts tonight to be clear with a low of 12 C. Expect seasonal temperatures all week, hovering around the 20 C mark.

city-news

The public works committee is meeting at 9:30 a.m. at city hall. It's a hefty agenda as councillors get back to regular meetings at city hall after summer break.

Check back with CBC Hamilton throughout the day for updates and follow @SamCraggsCBC.

photo-of-the-day

Our photo of the day comes courtesy Ryan McGreal. He nabbed this shot of the city before the sun had come up. It does kind of look like a Michael Bay movie — just without giant robots or explosions.

thank-you-internet

Instead of complaining the next time a fire alarm goes off in your building, try this: this band uses it as the base of a song. Apparently their alarm wails in the key of Db.

check-this-out-tonight

Head down to Homegrown Hamilton tonight for their open jam/open mic session with Dave Gould leading the night alongside co-host Sean Le Sage of Voodoomatrix.

Grab any instrument you've got and be there for 8 p.m. Cover is free, but $5 gets you a plate of organic beans, rice and salad — it's the Homegrown "starving Artist" all you can eat deal.