Report: Windsor’s weather, traffic and gas prices for Monday

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Weather

Mainly sunny with increasing cloudiness near noon then a few showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. The high is 31 C and the low is 18 C.

A heat warning is in effect for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. Environment Canada warns that high temperatures are expected to reach the low thirties again with peak humidex values near 40. 

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A cold front will cross southern Ontario tonight ending the heat event.

Cyclists

Wind coming from the west at 30 km/hr gusting to 50 km/hr.

Traffic alert

Riverside Drive between Lauzon Road and Riverdale Avenue will be closed for construction until December 2018.

The city said construction crews will be rebuilding the roadway with the intent of reducing driver speed and volume, while increasing safety along the scenic drive though the installation of curbs and gutters, on-road bike lanes and sidewalks, and roadway realignment.

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That closure begins Monday, June 18. 

Bridges and Tunnel

Ambassador Bridge: No delays reported.

Windsor-Detroit Tunnel: 15 minute delay for all vehicles entering the U.S.

Blue Water Bridge: 30 minute wait for trucks entering the U.S.

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Gas

Gas is selling from $1.22 to $1.26 in Windsor-Essex.

The Dollar

The Canadian dollar closed at 76 cents U.S. The market opens at 9:30 a.m.

All information as of 6:15 a.m.

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