Sudbury Daystarter: Motorcycle deaths spike, OPP report

News, weather and road information to start your day.
  • HIGHWAY REOPENS: The Highway 17 bypass around Sudbury has been reopened. It was closed in both directions, just west of Southview Drive, due to a fatal multi-vehicle crash. One person is dead after a pickup truck collided head-on with two other cars. Two other people suffered non-life threatening injuries.
  • MOTORCYCLE DEATHS: OPP are reporting a high number of motorcycle-related fatalities this summer - police say this year alone there have been 26 deaths on Ontario highways. The largest demographic of people being killed are men aged 45 to 64.
    Ontario Provincial Police say the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents could hit a seven-year high 2:02
  • TOO MANY BUNNIES: Residents in the Sudbury neighbourhood of Garson say they don't know who to turn to for help with their rapidly-increasing rabbit population. The SPCA says they only get involved in cases of distressed animals.
  • CELL PHONE BILLS: If you don't pay your telephone bill online, you could be paying more. A consumer association is taking on the telecommunications industry over its practice of charging customers for paper bills.

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

TODAY: A mix of sun and cloud with a 30 per cent chance of a shower for most areas. Highs from 22 C degrees to 26 C (Sudbury will hit 22 C). The far north should see sunshine and highs around 29 C.​

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and lows from 13 C to 17 C.

WEEKEND: Mainly cloudy on Saturday for most areas. Still a slight chance of showers and highs from 23 C to 28 C across the region.​ On Sunday, a mix of sun and cloud for the most part and highs in the upper 20s 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.​

  • NEW: ​On Thursday, August 21, and Friday, August 22, there will be lane closures on the Kingsway in both directions between Barry Downe Road and Cochrane Street, on Brady Street between Cochrane Street and Larch Street, on Lloyd Street between Brady Street and Paris Street, and on Cochrane Street at the Kingsway intersection for grinding operations.
  • Larch Street will be reduced to one lane until August 29 for patch work.
  • Work on Bellevue and Picard will continue until Wednesday, August 20. One lane will be open at all times.
  • Culvert replacements has reduced traffic to one lane on Moose Mountain Mine Road in Capreol
  • Frood Road will be closed between Kathleen and Jean streets for water main installations until the end of September. Local and emergency vehicles will be able to get through, but other traffic will be directed by detour signs.
  • Delays are also expected on Big Nickel Mine Road as construction work continues in the area.
  • Sanitary sewer upgrades, new curbs and new sidewalks will cause reductions in traffic lanes in the area of Highway 69 North (MR80) and Main Street (MR15) to Cecile Street in Val Caron. A reduction in lanes will be necessary until work wraps up at the end of October.
  • Water main installation will close Afton Road from Gemmell Street to Hawthorne Drive, but will remain open to local traffic and emergency vehicles only. Work will take place from August 25 to October 30, 2014. Detours will direct traffic.
  • Construction will begin on the Kingsway the week of August 25 and will include road reconstruction, curb, sidewalk and sanitary sewer repairs, as well as storm sewer upgrades. Work will take place from Bancroft Drive to 0.9 km West. Work is expected to be completed by October 31.
    See problems on the roads or highways? Send a note to @Sudburytraffic on Twitter, or phone the CBC Sudbury traffic line 705-670-3191.

The latest shot of the Morning North giant pumpkin from our Science North caretaker Stephen Smith. He says: "She grew another 6 lbs yesterday. The forecast says rain for the next 3 days! Who said growing GIANT Pumpkins was going to be easy?"


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