It was a slow commute for anyone trying to come into the city this morning, after a tractor trailer crashed into a concrete barrier on Highway 400. Concrete debris was strewn across lanes and diesel fuel spilled onto the road. Southbound lanes of the 400 were closed between Teston Road and Major MacKenzie Drive for the cleanup, but have since reopened. No injuries were reported, and police say the driver will be charged with careless driving.
Speaking of driving, the intersection of Parliament and Gerrard streets has been closed in all directions for TTC streetcar track repairs. The area isn’t expected to re-open until June 4. During the closure, TTC streetcars and buses that normally travel through the area will be diverted. The city says drivers can use alternate routes, including Jarvis Street, River Street, Bloor Street East and Dundas Street East.
All three main political party leaders will hit the road again today, as the second week of the election campaign kicks into high gear. Liberal Party Leader Kathleen Wynne will start the day with an announcement in Toronto at the Finishing Trades Institute of Ontario before she heads to the Waterloo Region for two more campaign events. PC Leader Doug Ford will kick off the day with an announcement at the Marriott On The Falls hotel in Niagara Falls. He will next tour the Stanpac manufacturing plant in Smithville, Ont., and then hold a meet and greet in St. Catharines before heading back to Niagara Falls for an evening rally. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is expected to make a health-care announcement this morning in Brampton and wrap up the day in Sarnia with a town hall meeting.
French Police are questioning the parents and a friend of a 20-year-old man who attacked passers-by with a knife in Paris over the weekend. Khamzat Azimov, a French citizen born in the Russian republic of Chechnya, killed one person and wounded four others in Saturday’s attack, before police fatally shot him. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. The suspect’s parents and a friend from the eastern city of Strasbourg were being detained by police. Under French law, people questioned in an investigation relating to alleged terrorism can be taken into custody for up to four days.
A new crack in Hawaii’s Puna District has sent gases and lava exploding into the air, spurring officials to call for more evacuations near Kilauea volcano’s summit. The lava flows continue to push across the big island destroying homes and roads along the way. So far, more than 18-hundred people have been forced to leave their homes.
Cops in Arizona are dealing with a clean criminal… A woman called police after she said she caught a trespasser on camera in her backyard. But the man, wasn’t there to break into her house – just to sniff her laundry! The Phoenix resident said she was shocked when she looked at her surveillance footage. He just smelled the laundry she had laying out and left. It’s the second time the suspect has done it in the last five months.
TONIGHT: Ahwatukee families on edge because of the “laundry sniffer.” A man caught on camera trespassing into a family’s yard & smelling their clothes, then leaving. They think he did the same thing in December. Hear from homeowner & a concerned dad next door at 9 & 10 #azfamilypic.twitter.com/WDIUfpRe7k