Storm dumps snow, causing power outages, hazardous travel

Dec 2, 2019

MARQUETTE, MI--   Upper Peninsula residents are digging out following a weekend storm that dumped more than a foot of snow across the region.

The National Weather Service says as of Sunday afternoon Escanaba had reported about 23 inches; Marquette had at least 13; and Daggett around 14 inches of snow.

Crews have been working around the clock to restore electricity to customers—some who have been without it for four days or more. UPPCO reports 240 outages, primarily in Marquette County. The Marquette Board of Light and Power is contending with a few outages, as is WE Energies. Cloverland Electric is now down to about 42 outages, and the Alger-Delta Co-op Electric Association is trying to restore power to 637 customers.

The Delta County Airport was closed to Delta jets Monday morning because of ice buildup, but it opened to small aircraft.

Northern Michigan University opens at noon to give crews a chance to clear snow.