Hamilton weather, traffic and more: Daystarter Friday

Here's your news, weather and traffic for Friday, August 22.
Here's a look at today's weather. (CBC)

Happy Friday, Hamilton. Please watch out for the sinkhole.

A watermain break on the east Mountain caused a sinkhole overnight, and crews expect to be on scene most of the day repairing it.

Avoid the area of Upper Gage and Fennell if possible. Buses are being allowed to pass going north, south and west on Fennell, and crews are working to get the eastbound lane moving for public transit as well.

If you need gas this morning, the cheapest price in the area is 123.9 at the Costco at 100 Legend Court near Golf Links Road in Ancaster.

A few new movies in theatres this weekend, like Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the sequel to the first Sin City film, based on Frank Miller’s crime noir graphic novels of the same name.

There’s also Chloë Grace Moretz’s If I Stay, based on the bestselling novel of the same name.

The sinkhole at Upper Gage and Fennel will cause issues throughout the day, police say, so avoid the area if you can. GO Transit isn’t reporting any delays on lines connecting with Hamilton.

Here are the issues police are reporting on the roads this morning:

  • Collision: Hwy 427 SB ramp to Gardiner Expressway EB: two vehicle collision on the right shoulder, tow truck at scene. 6:53 a.m.
  • Hazard: Hwy 403 WB at Aberdeen Ave, Hamilton: Construction pylon and debris on the left lane. 5:52 a.m.

Today’s forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud, with a 40 per cent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 24 C. UV index 7 or high.

Tonight should be mainly cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 18 C.

Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 24 C.

Today’s image comes courtesy of Twitter user Lisa Schumph:

The 34-year-old Brampton man who drove a dump truck with a raised bucket into the Burlington Skyway, causing traffic mayhem through the August long weekend, will be in court Friday facing impaired driving charges related to the crash.

Sukhvinder Singh Rai's first appearance comes some three weeks after the raised box of the dump truck he drove over the Skyway smashed into the steel superstructure of the bridge, which is a major transit link between Toronto and the Niagara area.

CBC Hamilton will be covering his appearance live from court. Follow reporter Adam Carter on Twitter for updates.

And City council will vote this fall on whether to fix its “prehistoric” way of dealing with animals by looking at adopting out animals from Hamilton’s city pound, and creating a spay and neuter program.

Coun. Sam Merulla will introduce a motion on Sept. 24 to ask PetSmart Charities of Canada for help with a pair of initiatives. One would be a program adopting out animals from the Hamilton Animal Services (HAS) shelter. The other would be a low- to no-cost spay and neuter clinic that could be mobile.

Now this is parenting: