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Toronto daystarter: Monday, Feb. 11, 2015

02/11/2015 06:51 EST | Updated 04/13/2015 05:59 EDT
Good morning, GTA. Here's what you need to know for Feb. 11, 2015. 

Weather

The region will see a brief reprieve from the recent frigid temperatures today with a high of -1 C. Temperatures will hover around -6 C during the morning commute, but it will feel more like -13. Snow is expected to begin around noon, with two to four centimetres falling by tonight, with an overnight low of -10 C. 

Intense cold will return to the city Thursday afternoon, when temperatures will plummet to -14 C and feel more like -25. 

You can read the full Toronto forecast here.

The commute

There are few problems on the TTC this morning. The 53 Lawrence West is diverting both ways via Kipling, Dixon and Islington due to a broken water main on The Westway near Fulford Road. 

The 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston streetcars have been replaced by buses once again this morning due to the winter cold. 

The eastbound and westbound Hwy. 401 are starting to fill up, but no major collisions have been reported. Traffic is also picking up on the eastbound Gardiner Expressway and southbound Hwy. 404. 

You can check out CBC's live GTA traffic map here. 

GO Transit buses and trains are all running on time so far this morning with no problems reported. 

You can find TTC service alerts here and GO Transit service updates here.

Flights at Toronto Pearson and Billy Bishop are also running on schedule this morning.

Top headlines

The Toronto District School Board is putting 10 more schools under review for possible closure. The schools are Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute, East York Alternative School, East York CI, Eastdale CI, Eastern Commerce CI, Greenwood Secondary School, Monarch Park CI, Riverdale CI, School of Life Experience and Subway Academy 1. They join a list of 60 schools that were previously announced as being put under review, as part of a plan to close and sell off under-utilized schools.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a pair of food recalls affecting products sold in Ontario. One recall covers Elite Salads brand White Fish because of the potential presence of Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism. The second recall, due to concerns of possible salmonella contamination, affects two cheese products from Mountainoak Cheese Ltd. of New Hamburg, Ont.

The London Health Science Centre said late Tuesday night that two patients had been admitted to the city's Victoria Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms. It was not clear if the patients were related, or what their symptoms were. The hospital said in a tweet that there was "no impact to patient and visitor activity" as a result of the admissions.

The Leafs narrowly lost to the visiting New York Rangers 5-4 last night. They'll travel to Long Island, N.Y. to take on the the Islanders tomorrow night. 

The Raptors will take on the Washington Wizards at the ACC tonight. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m. 

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