As blizzard conditions linger in Upper Michigan, side roads are buried in snow

Published: Feb. 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM EST
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Main roads are in OK condition Monday morning across Upper Michigan, but most side roads are still buried in snow.

It's a day to check ahead before you leave the house and make sure your destination is open. There is also ice cover beneath the snow.

As of 8:30 a.m. Monday, the Mackinac Bridge is fully open. Other highways remain closed: M-28 from Chocolay Township to Munising, M-117 from US-2 to M-28, US-2 from I-75 to Worth Road and M-26 from Eagle River to Copper Harbor.

Chippewa County is reporting continued blizzard conditions, and drivers there are asked to stay off roads until they're cleared. I-75 is closed between M-28 and 3 Mile Road.

The National Weather Service Office in Negaunee Township measured 16 inches of snow Sunday, which set a new daily record for Feb. 24. Higher amounts were recorded in the western U.P.

As of Monday morning, the NWS has recorded 202.2 inches of snow so far this year - that's 55.0 inches more than normal. The current snow depth is 53 inches.

In February, the NWS has recorded 87.2 inches of snow. That's 56.5 inches more than normal.