Sudbury Daystarter: Lively watermain break repairs start today

News, weather and road information to start your day.

WATERMAIN: People in the Lively area of Greater Sudbury will see the affects of repairs to a broken watermain starting today. Crews will have to build a temporary road to get to the break in the middle of a marshy area off Municipal Road 24. That will see intermittent lane closures along the road for the rest of the day and possibly the next week. A section of a pedestrian path between 12th Avenue and Old Creighton Road will also be closed. As well, homes in Lively may see fluctuating water pressure during the repairs.

UPDATE: The community in and around Lavigne, east of Sudbury, is coming together to support the Seguin family. The family's three children are recovering from serious injuries at the children's hospital in Ottawa. They were standing on a sidewalk in front of a church in North Bay when they were hit by a car on Saturday. An account has been set up at Caisse Populaire locations to accept donations to help the family with travel and medical expenses. Friends and family are also helping out with the family's honey and maple syrup business while the children are recovering in Ottawa. FULL STORY

MOLD: The future of a Sudbury church remains uncertain a year after it was closed because of mold. St. Pius the tenth Catholic church in Lively was shut down after health inspectors found mold in the basement. Since then, the congregation has been split between neighouring parishes. But soon it will start holding services again at a Catholic school gymnasium in Lively.

ATHLETES RETURN: Team Brad Jacobs returned home to Sault Ste. Marie late last night, following winning curling gold at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The City of Sault Ste. Marie invited residents to meet the team at the airport in red and white and to bring signs and banners. The city says a formal community celebration will be held at a later date. The City of Greater Sudbury says it's also working on plans to celebrate Sudbury athletes, including Rebecca Johnston who won hockey gold, Meagan Duhamel who won a silver in team figure skating and cross country skier Devon Kershaw. 

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

Light snow today. Most areas can expect 2 cm.  Highs for most of the region from -13 C to -11 C. Along James Bay a mix of sun and cloud with temperatures ranging from -25 C to -21 C. 

Cold tonight with lows from -19 C to -32 C.

Tomorrow, mainly cloudy with the chance of flurries. Snow developing tomorrow night. Highs from -17 C to -13 C. The James Bay Coast can expect a mix of sun and cloud with highs from -21 C to -18 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.

Highway 17 is snow covered from Sault Ste. Marie to the Montreal River Bridge. Most other highways are mostly bare, but with 2 cm of snow in today's forecast, expect partial snow cover. 

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.

One reason why the former Kingsway hotel couldn't be sold was because of contamination from two former gas stations on the property. Now that the building is down, the removal of that contaminated soil is expected to begin shortly, and the city of Sudbury is hoping to sell the land for a profit. (Erik White/CBC)

Pain under the pumps... We take a look at gas station contamination. The CBC's Erik White brings us the stories of a Northern town where the drinking water was polluted by an old service station. he also tells us about plans to clean up an old station in Sudbury. LISTEN

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