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