Ice storm problems linger into Tuesday

Published: Feb. 5, 2019 at 5:46 AM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

A historic ice storm is slowing down central Upper Michigan again Tuesday, and

because roads were covered with ice and frozen slush from Monday's rain.

Scattered power outages continue in Marquette County.

shows less than 100 customers are without power in western Marquette County, and the

shows outages throughout the City of Marquette, Negaunee Township and Chocolay Township.

UPPCO says nearly 5,800 customers have been affected by Monday's storm, and numbers are expected to change as additional adverse weather conditions develop through the end of the week.

“We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as we restore power as quickly and safely as possible,” said Brett French, Vice President of Business Development and Communications for the company. “Our crews and contractors will be working throughout the day to address unsafe conditions and restore service to our customers. Tree trimming crews will also be working to remove ice-covered trees and tree branches that may affect the power lines in anticipation of the winter storm that is now being forecasted for Thursday.”

The warming shelter open overnight at the Chocolay Township Fire Department has been declared a stand by emergency shelter through Wednesday morning. Signs are posted on the doors for contact information if the facilities need to be used as a refuge.

Marq-Tran is only running previously scheduled door-to-door appointments. No fixed routes will be run Tuesday.