Good morning Hamilton! It’s another crisp one out there this morning – but the birds are singing, so that means spring must be around the corner right?

At least that’s what we keep telling ourselves.

DayStarter Commute

Traffic is moving pretty smoothly through Hamilton and its surrounding highways this morning.

GO Transit buses and trains are running as advertised.

Here are the traffic snarls and accidents reported so far by police:

  • Traffic congestion at Main Street East and Ottawa Street North. 8:11 a.m.
  • A vehicle collision on Lawrence Road. 7:57 a.m.
  • Traffic slowdowns at Queenston Road and Woodman Drive North, as well as Pumpkin Pass and Fair Fall Way in Glanbrook. 7:32 a.m.

Hamilton Daystarter, Weather

Our current cold snap continues today with a high of -7 C. It’s currently -11 C.

It’s going to be mostly cloudy today with a 30 per cent chance of flurries this morning, and flurries beginning this afternoon.

The wind will pick up from the southwest at 20 km/h early this afternoon.

The flurries will end around midnight tonight while the temperature dips back down to -14 C. Environment Canada is calling for a wind chill of -25 C tomorrow, so make sure you remember to bundle up then.

DayStarter Photo

This great shot comes courtesy of Nikolas Bennett:

DayStarter City News

At city hall today, there's a special General Issues Committee meeting to discuss the refinancing of the Sheraton Hotel mortgage, followed by a budget meeting.

Reporter Samantha Craggs will be at the meeting. You can follow along with her on Twitter to get updates as they happen.

DayStarter internet

Ahhh, space: the quiet of the void, the massive spectre of the Earth looming in front of you ... and the complete inability to bend over when you drop stuff on the moon: