Sudbury Daystarter: Hwy 17 re-opens after three-car crash

News, weather and road information to start your day.

Highway 17 east of North Bay, between Bonfield and Corbeil, is back open to traffic. Provincial police closed the highway at 11 p.m. after a three car collision. There is no word on injuries.  Police say raffic is now getting through. 

There is partial snow cover on highways in the North Bay and Chapleau districts. Otherwise, major highways are in good winter driving condition. 

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.

A few morning flurries for Manitoulin Island, Sudbury and North Bay, but then skies should clear. All of the northeast can expect sunshine today, with highs for most of the north from -13 C to -8 C. Along James Bay, highs of -15 C.

TONIGHT: Lows from -17 C to -23 C.

TOMORROW: Snow for Wawa, Hearst, Kapuskasing and the James Bay Coast. A mix of sun and cloud elsewhere. Milder. Highs from -10 C to -5 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.

Some people in Sudbury's Northern Heights neighbourhood woke up without water this morning thanks to a water main break. @Greater Sudbury says crews have now completed the repair and water should be flowing again. 

@SudburyHydro says there will be a planned power outage today from  9 a.m to 1 p.m. on Hawthorne (east of Auger), Claudia Ct. and part of Velray. The utility says all 100 affected homes have been alerted in writing.

Cold temperatures this winter mean a rise in natural gas bills. It is also affecting the cost of produce at the grocery store. The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association said the cost of indoor growing has gone up, causing higher prices.

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

In the past week, Timmins Police have killed two lynx.  The first one was killed on a trail after it killed one dog and attacked two others. The other was killed on Monday. It was wandering through back yards and was close to a school. Police say it didn't seem to be afraid of people. For more insight on lynx behaviour, @cbcmarkus reached Jeff Bowman, a wildlife research scientist with the Ministry of Natural Resources.

The Prospectors and Developers of Association Conference continues in Toronto and we've been checking in with people from this region who are attending. NORCAT's Don Duval spoke with @cbcmarkus LISTEN

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