Sudbury Daystarter: HWY 400 closed, HWY 17 back open

Everything you need to know to start your day.

UPDATE: OPP say Highway 17 is back open between Sault Ste Marie and Wawa. It was closed for almost 24 hours because of poor visibility. 

UPDATE: OPP say Highway 400 is now closed near Parry Sound because of weather conditions. (between Avro Arrow and Highway 141).

Elsewhere, northern highways are snow covered or partially snow covered this morning. 

Snow squalls on Manitoulin Island are causing blowing snow and poor visibility for roads and highways in that area.

Poor visibility is also reported on Highway 11 south of North Bay this morning.

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. 

In Sudbury, city streets are snow covered and slippery at times.

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

CITY HALL: A new logo and slogan for marketing Sudbury as Canada's Resourceful City cost city taxpayers $75,000. That price was revealed at last night's city council meeting.


The brand was drawn up for the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation to attract new businesses and tourists to the city. Several city councillors don't like that the Resourceful City campaign uses the name Sudbury, and not Greater SudburyIn the end, city staff decided to keep the Resourceful City brand on the launchpad for now, while some of the concerns are worked out.

Meals on Wheels has become an important staple for many seniors in Sudbury, especially during the winter months. But the organization says it needs help to meet demand. 

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

WARNING: Manitoulin Island remains under a snowsquall warning this morning and up to 10 cm of snow could accumulate. Snow squalls could still affect the Batchewana Bay area as well, but are expected to weaken later this morning.

There's a chance of flurries around the region today (30-40 per cent for most areas). The cloud cover will give way to a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon for SudburyTemperatures today ranging from -10 C and -17 C.  

For the James Bay Coast, a high of -18 C...but it will feel much colder than that with the wind chill.

Overnight, a chance of flurries across the region with lows between -13  and - 22 C. A few degrees colder in the far north.

For Thursday, a 60 per cent chance of flurries for most areas, but warmer temperatures. Highs from -2 C to -7 C.

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

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