MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – Following a Sunday full of rain and freezing rain in parts of the Upper Peninsula, conditions changed from rain to snow early Monday Morning.
Roads in Marquette Township were observed as slush covered around 7:00 a.m. By 9:00 a.m. vehicle windshields and windows were covered and the parking lots that were visible over the weekend started to get buried in a fresh blanket of new snow.
Numerous plows have been spotted along US-41 along with front loaders and other removal equipment in parking lots.
Thousands of people in the Easter Peninsula were plunged into darkness as a result of recent storms. Cloverland Eletric Cooperative estimates some 14,000 people were without power as the result of freezing rain, sleet and ice accumulation. They expect it to be multiple days before everyone can get their power back and encourage people still in the dark by 6 p.m. Monday to seek shelter elsewhere.
Cloverland Electric reminds the public to stay safe and stay clear of downed power lines and report them by calling 1-800-562-4953 or local law enforcement agencies. Those with access to www.cloverland.com and Cloverland Electric’s Facebook page can stay current on restoration efforts and the latest updates available. However, the co-op reminds its members not use Facebook or other social media platforms to report outages, post service addresses or other account information.
Emergency officials in Mackinac County say Clark & Marquette Twp’s in Mackinac County say 3 Mile Road between Polglese and Rockview Roads was closed due to multiple trees and power lines including a power pole down in the area. Cloverland Electric crews responded to the scene.
Escanaba was seeing heavy snow, late Monday afternoon. Our media partners at Radio Results Network sent us this video.
A common culprit for changing travel conditions, The Mackinac Bridge. You can keep up with the latest developments here.
The National Weather Service in Marquette is saying flooding and erosion along the lakeshore in Keweenaw, Ontonagon, and Houghton counties.
With most schools still on Winter break, a lot of people are staying inside and staying safe. From Manistique to Iron River and up to Calumet, our Facebook group, the 906 weather watchers having been sharing their pictures.