Sudbury Daystarter Weather

A band of freezing rain over the Sudbury and North Bay area is moving north before tapering off in the next few hours. But that's not the end of the bad weather today.

A Warning Preparedeness Meterologist with Environment Canada said the northeast can expect rain briefly and then slush and then, as temperatures drop, back to snow. Marie-Eve Giguere said wind speeds will be also high today.  She added the northeast region can expect to up to 5 cm of snow, with even more expected near Lake Superior.

WARNINGS: 

  • Winter storm warning for Wawa, White River and around Lake Superior to Thunder Bay. Up to 15 cm of blowing snow and ice pellets today, changing to freezing rain. 
  • Snow squall watch for Wawa, Searchmont, Montreal River Harbour, Batchawana Bay, Agawa, Lake Superior Park. Snow squalls may develop this afternoon with local amounts up to 15 cm tonight. 
  • Freezing rain warning for Timmins, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard, Temagami, Sudbury, West Nipissing and North Bay. Freezing rain changing to rain this morning, then to ice pellets and snow this afternoon. 
  • Wind warning for Manitoulin, Blind River, Killarney, Burk's Falls south to Parry Sound. Winds gusting to 90 km/hr today. 
  • Snowfall warning for the James Bay Coast. Highs -3 C to 2 C. Temperatures above freezing this morning, dropping several degrees below freezing this afternoon. 

TOMORROW: 2 to 5 cm of snow and blowing snow. Highs around the region near -10 C. 

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.

Daystarter - Cancellations

BUSES:  Due to icy road conditions, school buses are cancelled for Sudbury, Espanola, Massey, Manitoulin Island, West Nipissing, North Bay, Mattawa south to Parry Sound, and Temagami north to Kirkland Lake, Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing and Hearst.

In the Algoma District, North Shore buses are cancelled.  Schools remain open except for Temagami, Elk Lake and Kearns, which are closed.

In the Central Algoma area, buses are not running, but schools remain open, including Central Algoma Secondary school, Arthur Henderson, Echo Bay Public, Johnson-Tarbutt, St. Joseph Island and Thessalon Public schools.

Buses travelling from White River to Wawa and Dubruielville to Wawa are also cancelled today.  This will effect the following schools in Wawa: Ecole Saint Joseph's, Sir James Dunn, Michipicoten High School and Escalade.

Sudbury Daystarter Roads

Sudbury police are advising people to drive with extreme caution this morning. OPP are also asking drivers to consider delaying their travel plans until this weather system moves out of the area.

Road conditions will deteriorate today with freezing rain, ice pellets and snow. Caution is advised. Environment Canada is also warning that winds on Manitoulin Island, the north shore and Killarney south to Parry Sound will be strong enough to cause some tree damage. Driving will be difficult on highways subject to strong cross winds. 

The Ministry of Transportation keeps an eye on the roads around the clock. Click here and then on the "road conditions" box in the new window to reveal the latest information. 

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

Sudbury Daystarter - News

MINING: Today in Sudbury, Vale is opening its first mine in this area in 40 years. The Totten Mine west of the city was operational until 1972, and today, it’s officially re-opening. The company says it expects to extract 2,000 tonnes of nickel each day from the mine.

For the latest info follow @CBCnewsSudbury on twitter. See breaking news? Call the CBC Sudbury Newsdesk: 705 688-3240.

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HOCKEY: It was a nail bitter of a game, but the Canadian women's hockey team did beat the United States 3-2 in overtime to win the gold.

Sudbury's Rebecca Johnston did get an assist in the game.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING:  The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games wrap up in a few days, but Sudbury's Devon Kershaw has one race left. Kershaw will ski in the men's 50K Free on Sunday.

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Brad Jacobs at his home club, the Soo Curlers Association, after winning the right to represent Canada in Sochi. Curling fans will gather at the club this morning to cheer on Team Canada.

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