Sudbury Daystarter: Weather warnings for region

News, weather and road information to start your day.

WINTER STORM WARNING FOR ATTAWAPISKAT:  Heavy snow at times today with 15 to 25 cm expected. Gusty winds may reduce visibilities in blowing snow. The snow should taper off Wednesday.

FREEZING RAIN WARNING: Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kapuskasing, Hearst, Smooth Rock Falls. For these areas, expect snow this morning changing to freezing rain for a few hours before temperatures rise above zero and the freezing rain changes to rain. The rain will change back to snow later tonight. 

The rest of northeastern Ontario can expect rain today changing to snow later this afternoon and tonight. Highs today from 3 C to 7 C, dropping this afternoon and tonight. 

TONIGHT: Lows from -4 C to -12 C. 

TOMORROW: The snow should gradually end, with some clearing. Temperatures from -5 C to 2 C.  The James Bay Coast can expect 5 to 10 cm of snow tomorrow with temperatures dropping to -7 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.

More than half a dozen highways are closed in northwestern Ontario this morning because of a winter storm pushing through the region. Roads are expected to deteriorate here in the northeast as rain changes to snow in the next 24 hours.  The rain could cause water to pool on some city streets. As temperatures drop below freezing, wet conditions could become slushy and icy. 

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.

CITY: The doors are closing this morning on the Out of the Cold pilot program in downtown Sudbury. The city paid the Salvation Army to open an overnight shelter for anyone who needed a place to sleep, including those who had been drinking. Major Mike Hennessey says it's hard to say whether the last six weeks were a success. But he says recently there were up to fifteen people sleeping over.​ The city is looking at setting up a permanent Out of the Cold shelter by next winter.​

EDUCATION: Students have recently moved into the new MacLeod Public School in Sudbury, although the director of education for the Rainbow District School Board said the building was ready last September. Norm Blaseg said officials tried to facilitate a move that worked best for both students and staff.

GAS PRICES: A city council in Northern Ontario is wondering if gas stations are illegally fixing the price of petroleum in the region. Timmins city council voted last night to ask the competition bureau to investigate the price of gas in the city. Councillor John Curley, who championed the issue, says there never seems to be any price wars between service stations.

RECALL: General Motors is recalling one-and-a-half million vehicles because of an electronic power steering problem. 145-thousand of the vehicles are in Canada. The auto maker says the power steering assist can suddenly stop working. No deaths have been linked to the problem. The recall includes older Chevrolet Malibu and Cobalts as well as some Saturn Auras, Ions and Pontiac G-6 cars.​

MUSEUM: A century old locomotive from Cochrane will soon have a new home. The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum in Greater Sudbury is adding the locomotive to its collection. The operations manager at the museum, Cody Cacciotti said the car is the oldest surviving locomotive in the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway.

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

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