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M-28 from Chocolay Township to Munising has reopened

 The view of M-28 at Old Golf Course Rd. near Christmas at 9:18 a.m. on Feb. 28. (MDOT image)
The view of M-28 at Old Golf Course Rd. near Christmas at 9:18 a.m. on Feb. 28. (MDOT image) (WLUC)
Published: Feb. 28, 2020 at 9:17 AM EST
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UPDATE: 8:00 p.m. Friday

M-28 between Kawbawgam Rd. in Chocolay Township and Munising has reopened

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As of 9:15 a.m. Friday, a section of M-28 is closed Friday morning due to whiteout conditions caused by blowing snow off Lake Superior.

MDOT says the highway is closed from Kawbawgam Road in Chocolay Township to Munising.

The Michigan State Police say there are reports of multiple vehicle crashes on the highway. No details about those crashes have been released.

It's unknown how long M-28 will be closed. M-94 is an alternative route when M-28 is closed, but that road may not be much better.

Police say there are barriers set up on both sides of the closure. Do not attempt to drive around the barriers as it is very dangerous and enforcement action may be taken.

According to the National Weather Service, additional snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches are expected Friday along the Lake Superior shoreline east of Marquette, with wind gusts up to 35 mph.

Areas of blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility, especially along the immediate shoreline of Lake Superior. The hazardous conditions could continue to impact the evening commute.

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