MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE at 6:15 a.m. Monday:
Northern Michigan University will have a delayed start Monday. The university plans to open at noon, due to the excessive amount of snow in the parking lots and on the sidewalks.
NMU says in addition to clearing the snow, a layer of ice has developed which needs to be treated with an anit-icing product. This will give the grounds crew and the building and grounds attendants an opportunity to clean up the snow and apply anit-icing product in an effort to provide a safe walking environment.
Keep in mind there may be areas that are not treated, which may result in slippery conditions. Use caution when walking outside.
After a week off of classes for Thanksgiving, many Northern Michigan University students are making the trek back to Marquette.
The residence halls were supposed to open back up to students on Sunday morning, but a decision was made earlier in the week to open the halls two days early, on the Friday after Thanksgiving instead.
Many students travel out of the U.P. for Thanksgiving break, and they say they were happy the university made the decision to open the halls so that they could come back to Marquette early and miss the storm.
"Some of my friends drive little cars and I was worried about them coming up. Some of them are still coming up today and I'm worried for them, but for people that were worried about it, I'm glad that they could get up here safe,” said Kendra Day, an NMU student who came back to Marquette on Saturday from Cadillac, Mich.