Sudbury Daystarter: Everything you need to start your Thursday

News, weather and road information to start your day.

TAILINGS: Experts doubt what happened at Mount Polley tailings pond in B.C. could happen in Northern Ontario, due to strict provincial guidelines.

MUNICIPAL: Almost a year ago, a bylaw came into effect in Sudbury that doesn’t allow people to idle their vehicles. Greater Sudbury’s bylaw manager Darlene Barker said the city has received about half a dozen calls about illegal idling since the law was put in place.

DEMOLITION: A former rooming house on Pine Street in downtown Sudbury is now being torn down. Until its recent sale, the building served as unofficial low income housing for more than 40 people.

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TODAY: Mainly sunny skies for all communities in northeastern Ontario with expected highs between 23 and 28.

For the latest on weather conditions tune into @MorningNorth live from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. each weekday morning. 99.9FM in Sudbury.​

  • Construction will slow westbound traffic on Belevue Drive this week.
  • One southbound lane is closed on the Paris Street Bridge to allow repairs for the bridge deck. The work is expected to take three weeks to complete.
  • Asphalt treatment will close Medora Street from Worthington Road to Edmund Street. Access will remain for local traffic and emergency vehicles only.
  • Frood Road will be closed between Kathleen and Jean Street for water main installation until mid-August. Local and emergency vehicles will be able to get through, but other traffic will be directed by detour signs.
  • Delays are also expected on Big Nickel Mine Road as construction work continues in the area.
  • Sanitary sewer upgrades, new curbs and new sidewalks will cause reductions in traffic lanes in the area of Highway 69 North (MR80) and Main Street (MR15) to Cecile Street in Val Caron. A reduction in lanes will be necessary until work wraps up at the end of October.
  • King Street will be closed from Notre Dame Avenue to Laforest Avenue until approximately August 10th.

See problems on the roads or highways? Send a note to @Sudburytraffic on Twitter, or phone the CBC Sudbury traffic line 705-670-3191.


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