Sudbury Daystarter: Spring melt causes pooling water

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SPRING MELT: Spring is starting to arrive in some areas of the region and that’s resulting in water pooling on some streets in Greater Sudbury. One resident said the end her driveway is full of ice and water and she has called the city. The city said residents should phone 311 to report ongoing problems.

ATTAWAPISKAT: CBC news has learned that the former co-manager of Attawapiskat First Nation has been charged with fraud and theft. Clayton Kennedy was co-manager of the band's finances from July 2010 until the end of the summer in 2012. He is also the partner of Therese Spence, who was then, and still is, the chief of Attawapiskat. None of the allegations have been proven in court. 

SMELTER FATALITY: Many questions remain as investigators look into the tragedy at Vale's Copper Cliff smelter in Sudbury. A 36-year-old man was killed and a 28-year-old man was injured Sunday evening, in an area where a machine crushes hardened metal. The vice-president of Ontario operations says the two were well-trained and highly skilled millwrights. Kelly Strong says details such as how long it was before the men were discovered remain to be answered.

ARSON: Sudbury police say a 41-year-old woman has been charged with arson after a fire was set next to a business in the Dononvan area last night. Police say a fire was reported in a large bin on Kathleen Street at about 11 p.m. No injuries or damage was reported. 

ROBOTICS: Students from Lo-Ellen and Lasalle Secondary Schools in Sudbury have worked together to qualify for the World Robo-Sport championship later this month in Missouri. The next challenge for students is making sure the robots get safely shipped to the competition.

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TODAY: Mainly cloudy skies with the chance of a shower or flurry for most regions. Southern sections of the North Bay region could get up to 2 cm of wet snow. Highs today from 0 C to 8 C. Along James Bay highs from -11 C to - 6 C.

TONIGHT: Lows from -10 C to -18 C.

TOMORROW: A mix of sun and cloud with highs from 3 C to 7 C. Along James Bay, highs will be just below freezing.

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.

Highways in the northeast are bare.

From the City of Greater Sudbury:
"Motorists are advised of upcoming intermittent lane closures at the intersection of Lasalle Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 9 to Friday, April 11. Crews will be removing temporary curbs and replacing them with permanent structures.
Drilling in the centre lane near 809 and 879 the Kingsway will slow traffic from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 until Friday, April 11."

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.

While they may be cross-town rivals in sports, it was collaboration that landed two Sudbury high school robotics teams a spot at the World Championships. Coming up at 8:10 a.m. on @MorningNorth, we will meet the Lasalle and Lo-Ellen Secondary robotics teams and find out how they worked together to qualify for World Championships later this month in St. Louis, Missouri.

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