Sudbury Daystarter: Highway 17 West closed after accident

News, weather and road information to start your day.

HIGHWAY 17: Ontario Provincial Police say highway 17 west is closed at Manninen Road in both directions following a two vehicle crash. That's in the Waden area. No details have been released on the cause of the crash or whether anyone is injured. No detour information has been provided by police.  We'll keep you updated on the status of the highway this morning.

​SUDBURY: Secord Road is closed south of Sudbury from Estaire Road to Rintala Road because of flooding. 

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.

RAINBOW CINEMA: A bid to open an independent cinema in an unused theatre complex in downtown Sudbury has been dropped. Beth Mairs, a local film maker said communication between her group and the Rainbow Cinema has been murky since a business proposal was presented.

NORTHERN DEBATE: The president of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities, Alan Spacek, said debates aren’t a priority for many political party leaders, and added they don’t generate many votes.  This week, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak announced he would not participate in a northern leaders debate, citing a scheduling conflict.

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

TODAY: A few scattered morning showers are expected. Then most of the region should clear. Sudbury can expect mainly cloudy skies. Temperatures today will range from 17 C to 21 C. 

TONIGHT: Lows from 10 C down to 5 C.

TOMORROW: A mix of sun and cloud. Warmer. Highs from 20 C to 25 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.

You may have noticed some murals in downtown Sudbury have not done well this past winter. But the group behind the murals, We Live Up Here, is taking steps to repair them. The CBC's @mvstackelberg spoke with Christian Pelletier about what is being done to repair the artwork. LISTEN

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