Weekend storm takes toll on roads

Published: Dec. 1, 2019 at 6:11 PM EST
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Just as crews were finishing up clearing snow from Wednesday’s winter storm, much of the U.P. was hit yet again by large amounts of snow late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon.

This left Marquette County roads in bad condition, with many motorists getting stuck, especially on residential streets.

"It doesn’t look like the plows are able to keep ahead of it. Maybe the plows go through every 15 to 20 minutes but five minutes after they're down the road, it's covered back over, it’s slushy,” said Jake Lucid, a Negaunee resident.

US-41 was in bad shape for most of Sunday, with periods of white-out conditions at times.

Lucid adds that he saw many vehicles stuck on his trip to Marquette earlier in the day.

"A lot of folks are making some pretty bad decisions, they're ending up on the side of the road. You can see tire marks where the plows or somebody has had to pull them back up onto the road or pull them out of the median,” Lucid added.

Another issue for many drivers today were the “Michigan left” turn-arounds on the highway.

"People are getting stuck in those. They are not paying attention to the fact that that they haven’t been plowed at all. They’re just driving head-on and getting buried axle-deep, above their tires. It's not pretty,” said Beth Lucid, a Negaunee resident.

When weather like this hits, it is best to stay home if you can.

"I don’t suggest anybody being outside on the roads today unless it is a dire emergency that you have to be out on the road,” Lucid said.


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