US-41 in South Marquette reopened after crash, whiteout
UPDATE at 5:20 p.m. Saturday:
US 41 South from Marquette to Harvey is now open to the public. Please use caution while traveling, and stay off the roads if possible.
UPDATE at 4:45 p.m. Saturday:
On Facebook, the Alger County Sheriff's Office says although M-28 remains open at this time, driving is not recommended. White out conditions remain, and roads are ice covered.
UPDATE at 4:15 p.m. Saturday:
Police say US-41 in South Marquette will remain closed until conditions improve for the safety of all drivers.
The Marquette Police Department says drivers can take M-553 and County Road 480 as an alternate route.
Police ask drivers to please slow down, put their headlights on and drive defensively.
UPDATE at 3:40 p.m. Saturday:
US-41 remains closed in South Marquette because of whiteout conditions.
The Forsyth Township Police Department advises people across Marquette County to not travel right now. Here's what the department said in a Facebook post:
As of 1:40 p.m. Saturday, US-41 is closed in South Marquette and Harvey between Furnace Street and the Welcome Center, according to Marquette City Police and the Michigan State Police.
There are whiteout conditions in the area. A crash involving multiple vehicles was reported around 12:30 p.m. on US-41 near the Rock Cut. Marquette police say there was one minor injury, but several vehicles are in the ditch.
This story will be updated with further information.