Morning, Hamilton. If nothing else, today is a reminder that Canadians need to treasure warm weather when it’s here – because it could be gone tomorrow. Literally.

It’s 0 C right now at the Hamilton airport, after being 19 C at some points yesterday. Thanks for that one, universe.

Make sure to drive carefully, as a snow and rain mix is making the roads slick.

DayStarter Commute

GO Transit is reporting a few delays on its lines this morning. The Union Station 7:13 a.m. to Aldershot GO 8:16 a.m. train is delayed almost 10 minutes.

Both Hamilton Police and the OPP are cautioning motorists to take extra care on the roads this morning. Here are the issues police are seeing on the roads:

  • Traffic at Upper Wellington Street and Fennell Avenue East. 8:21 a.m.
  • Hwy 403 EB between Mavis Rd and Hwy 10, Mississauga: 2 vehicle collision on the right shoulder, no injuries, tow truck at scene. 8:11 a.m.
  • Traffic on Parkside Drive and Hollybush Drive in Flamborough. Police are awaiting a city crew to remove a large sign that fell on one lane of the road. 7:49 a.m.
  • Collision at Main Street East and hughson Street South. 7:47 a.m.
  • Collision at Trinity Church Road and Binbrook Road in Glanbrook. 7:41 a.m.
  • Hwy 403 WB at Mavis Rd, Mississauga: Single vehicle into the ditch. 6:50 a.m.
  • QEW Fort Erie bound at Centennial Parkway, Hamilton: two vehicle collision blocking ramp lanes, ambulance and tow truck at scene. 6:48 a.m.
  • Collision at Centennial Parkway North and North Service Road. 6:40 a.m.
  • Hwy 403 WB at Cawthra Road, Mississauga: Single vehicle collision blocking the HOV Lane, no injuries, MTO at scene. 6:30 a.m.

DayStarter weather

Today’s outlook is definitely gloomy. Rain showers have changed to snow mixed with ice pellets. That’s ending this morning then it will be mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries with a risk of of freezing rain early this morning.

Snow and ice pellet amounts will be in the 2 to 4 cm range. Winds are coming out of the northwest at 20 km/h.

Temperature falling to –3 C this afternoon, and drop to –8 C overnight. Tomorrow is expected to be mainly sunny with a high of 5 C.

DayStarter Photo

This shot of yesterday’s sunrise was sent to us by Herbert Fodor:

Hamilton sunrise

An early morning sunrise in Hamilton. (Courtesy Herbert Fodor)

DayStarter City News

A lifesaving kit that prevents heroin and oxycodone overdoses will soon be rolled out in Hamilton, the city’s public health department says.

But the kits are coming months later than expected, in a less efficient method than is being used in the U.S. and they won't be as widely available as some addiction experts say is necessary to save lives. Read about why distribution of overdose prevention kits was flagged as a “high priority” of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

And Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Monday that the Liberal government will dedicate $15 billion over the next ten years toward transit and transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, a fund that will help pay for Hamilton's LRT.

According to the plan, proceeds from the dedicated fund being created for the GTHA would help build the next set of priority projects included in Metrolinx's regional transportation plan. That dedication of funds includes controversial priority projects like the 14km Hamilton LRT line (the B-Line) proposed to run from McMaster University to Eastgate Square running through downtown. 

DayStarter internet

Ever been curious about just how much of your life you've spent watching TV? Well now you can figure it out, thanks to Sivakodali.com. Just type in your favourite shows and the site automatically tallies how many hours (or days...or months) you've spent watching TV.

It's either really disheartening or totally awesome:

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