Sudbury Daystarter: Lasalle/Notre Dame paving causes delays

News, weather and road information to start your day.

Highway 101 eastbound from the St. Andrews Mine to the Quebec border remains CLOSED due to flooding. (Closure is approximately 50 kilometres east of Matheson)


  • Police are requesting drivers avoid the intersection of Notre Dame and Lasalle because of paving. Expect delays. 
  • King Street will be closed from Notre Dame Avenue to Laforest Avenue starting July 10, 2014 for approximately four weeks.  Detour signs will direct traffic.
  • Hydro One will be closing the northbound curb lane at MR80 and MR15 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. until Friday, July 18 for pole relocation.
  • Drivers are advised to consider alternate routes as work is being done on Big Nickel Road in Greater Sudbury. The city said construction will reduce the road to one lane, and rock blasting will stop traffic for up to 30 minutes until July 31. Blasting is scheduled to happen Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and sunset.


  • Queen Street East will be closed between Shannon Road and Boundary Road until Thursday, July 10 -- except for local traffic. Commuters are asked to obey signed detours and exercise caution while driving around construction crews. Transit routes in the area have been re-routed.

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

POLITICS: Sudbury won’t be getting an integrity commissioner anytime soon as city council voted this week to wait until the next council is elected before it considers hiring one. In this region, only one community, Wawa, has an integrity commissioner. 

ONTERA: The Minister of Northern Development is defending the decision to sell Ontera. Bell Aliant has announced it will eliminate about half of the jobs at the company when it takes over. 

MUNICIPAL ELECTION: Timmins mayor Tom Laughren said he will not seek re-election in the upcoming municipal election. Laughren has been mayor in the community for the past 8 years. He said his decision not to run again was a difficult one. 

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

Today: Sunshine for most of the north. Mainly cloudy for Attawapiskat. Highs from 21 C to 25 C.

Tonight: Lows from 12 C to 9 C. 

Tomorrow: Sunny and warmer. Highs from 22 C to 29 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.​


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