Sudbury Daystarter: Street sweeping season underway

News, weather and road information to start your day.

STREET SWEEPING: City of Sudbury crews have started sweeping sidewalks, boulevards, medians and some streets. Currently, business centres and the Sudbury Rocks Marathon routes are areas of high priority, but once those areas are clear, crews will continue on to other parts of the area. 

  • Two street sweeping contractors are set to begin work on Monday, May 5. Bruell Contracting Ltd. will sweep streets in the CapreolHanmer, Val CaronChelmsford,  Azilda and Lively areas. A & G The Road Cleaners Ltd. will sweep the former City of Sudbury, Copper Cliff, New SudburyGarsonFalconbridge and Minnow Lake areas. Both contractors are entering the first year of a three-year contract with the City.
  • Citizens are reminded to not leave large piles of sand on the road, instead sweep sand from property in an evenly distributed line so sweepers can more easily maintain it.

CURB REMOVAL: The City of Greater Sudbury said there will be lane reductions on Lasalle Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue starting today due to curb removals. Construction at the intersection is expected to continue throughout the summer. The city also said southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane until 8 p.m. tonight on Paris Street from Centennial Drive to Walford Road.

SEWER WORK: Sanitary sewer work on Windle Drive from Loach's Road to Millwood Crescent will start today and only local traffic will have access. Pedestrians will be escorted across the site.

SIDEWALK REPAIR: Curb and sidewalk repair will start today on Ontario Street until June 15. The city said work will happen between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Similar work is also being done on John Street West.

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

A mix of sun and cloud today, with mainly cloudy skies around Lake Superior and James Bay.

Highs from 6 C to 11 C.

Cool tonight with lows from 0 C to - 6 C.

Tomorrow should be sunny and warmer with highs from 11 C to 13 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.

DRUG CHARGES: Sudbury Police say a Toronto-area woman is facing drug related charges after a proactive sweep over the weekend. Police say they found marijuana and cocaine on the woman at a bus terminal on Notre Dame.

HISTORIC BUILDING: It's unclear what will happen to a century old building in Copper Cliff in Greater Sudbury at the end of the month. TD Bank is closing its branch at the location. Some people are concerned about what will happen to the historic building when the bank is gone.

TAX DEADLINE: Today is the deadline to file your taxes. Normally it's April 30th....but the deadline was extended this year because of the Heartbleed bug. The software vulnerability forced the Canada Revenue Agency to shut its site down for five days.​

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

Sudbury police say that the shots fired Barrydowne Road on Wednesday might be connected to the incident in Azilda on Tuesday. They also say a handgun was likely used in both cases. A full team of criminal investigators have been assigned to the incidents. (Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada)

Sudbury police say getting to the bottom of two drive-by shootings in the city this week is a top priority and they are looking to the public for tips. Constable Bert Lapalme joins Markus in the @MorningNorth studio. LISTEN


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