US-41 in South Marquette reopened after crash, whiteout

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE at 5:20 p.m. Saturday:

US 41 South from Marquette to Harvey is now open to the public. Please use caution while traveling, and stay off the roads if possible.

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UPDATE at 4:45 p.m. Saturday:

On Facebook, the Alger County Sheriff's Office says although M-28 remains open at this time, driving is not recommended. White out conditions remain, and roads are ice covered.

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UPDATE at 4:15 p.m. Saturday:

Police say US-41 in South Marquette will remain closed until conditions improve for the safety of all drivers.

The Marquette Police Department says drivers can take M-553 and County Road 480 as an alternate route.

Police ask drivers to please slow down, put their headlights on and drive defensively.

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UPDATE at 3:40 p.m. Saturday:

US-41 remains closed in South Marquette because of whiteout conditions.

The Forsyth Township Police Department advises people across Marquette County to not travel right now. Here's what the department said in a Facebook post:

PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL on the roadways, Marquette County is currently being hammered with snow/ blowing snow. There are whiteout conditions everywhere and multiple accidents all over the county. Please DO NOT TRAVEL during this storm!!!

The roadways in the township are unplowed and currently there is little to no visibility everywhere.

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As of 1:40 p.m. Saturday, US-41 is closed in South Marquette and Harvey between Furnace Street and the Welcome Center, according to Marquette City Police and the Michigan State Police.

There are whiteout conditions in the area. A crash involving multiple vehicles was reported around 12:30 p.m. on US-41 near the Rock Cut. Marquette police say there was one minor injury, but several vehicles are in the ditch.

This story will be updated with further information.



 
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