TODAY: Most of the northeast will be sunny. Around Lake Superior, skies will cloud over. Highs today from 7 C to 9 C. Along James Bay highs from -3 C to 2 C.
TONIGHT: Skies will cloud over as rain and snow moves into the region from the southwest. Lows tonight from 1 C to -5 C. Along James Bay lows of -12 C.
TOMORROW: Snow mixed with rain. Highs from 1 C to 6 C. Along James Bay, a mix of sun and cloud with highs of -3 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.
RAIL SAFETY: New rail safety measures are raising some questions in Sudbury. Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced several new regulations yesterday—including seeing 5,000 of the most dangerous oil tankers taken off the rails in the next month. Dale Wilson lives in Sudbury and follows rail safety issues. He says taking that many tankers out of service at once will likely reduce the amount of petroleum getting to market. Rail carriers will also be required to prepare emergency response plans for shipments of all petroleum products.
PLANNED POWER OUTAGE: Greater Sudbury Hydro says people in Capreol will lose power for several hours over the weekend. Hydro One is making improvements to a a power line that supplies the community. About 1600 homes that receive electricity through Greater Sudbury Hydro will lose power between noon and 4 pm. on Saturday.
POLICING: Sudbury police are trying out a new, more easy-going outreach program. It's called Positive Connections. Under the program, officers will now causally meet with people in three co-operative housing complexes in the city. The hope is that if police touch base with people close to where they live, attitudes about crime will change.
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SUDBURY: Guenette Drive in Capreol will be closed at the railway tracks Thursday, April 24 from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. for track repairs. Emergency vehicles will not have access, however, detours will be set up to direct traffic.
- Highway 805 is open to one lane, after a washout. Complete reopening is not known.
- Highway 537 remains closed at Jumbo Creek due to flooding.
For travellers headed to northwestern Ontario, there is a snowfall warning in effect for Thunder Bay. Up to 15 cm of snow is possible tonight and tomorrow.
See problems on the roads at highways? Send a note to @Sudburytraffic on Twitter, or phone the CBC Sudbury traffic line 705-670-3191.
There will be a new partnership for the growing of this year's Morning North giant pumpkin. The pumpkin will make Science North its new home this growing season. Staff Scientist Stephen Smith spoke to Markus Schwabe about growing a pumpkin together. LISTEN
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