Road conditions getting worse as blizzard warning continues

Published: Feb. 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM EST
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With most of Upper Michigan facing blizzard conditions Sunday night, people are being told to stay home.

Marquette County Emergency Management says there are sporadic power outages throughout the county. As of 4:00 p.m., power is out in Forsyth Township. UPPCO crews are working to get the power up in that area.

Forsyth Township has opened the downtown Gwinn fire hall as a shelter until further notice for those who need to get warm.

Marquette County Central Dispatch is telling people to stay home because the county road commission can't keep up with the wind and snow.

There are reports of cars stuck on roads across the region.

Ironwood Public Safety says plow crews are not able to keep up with the new and blowing snow. Road conditions and visibility are horrendous. The Gogebic County Sheriff's Office says travel is not suggested Sunday.

Here are current road closures as of 6:45 p.m. Sunday:

M-28 is also closed from Chocolay Township to Munising; US-2 is closed from Worth Road to I-75 in Mackinac County; and M-26 is closed from Eagle River to Copper Harbor in Keweenaw County.

If you must go out, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

Check the related links in this story to check for updates on power outages.

Roads are getting difficult if not impassable. If you must go out use extreme caution and give yourself plenty of time ....

Posted by Marquette County Central Dispatch/Emergency Management on Sunday, February 24, 2019