MARQUETTE, MI-- Heavy, wet snow and high winds are making travel difficult to impossible in most of the Upper Peninsula Wednesday, as a winter storm makes an appearance just before Thanksgiving.
Troopers from the Wakefield Post say travel is not recommended until the storm abates and crews can open up the roadways. They say visibility in the Gogebic Range is less than a quarter-mile with whiteout conditions. Those who must travel should take an emergency kit with them.
The storm has knocked out electricity to thousands of Upper Peninsula Power Company customers. The Marquette Board of Light and Power, WE Energies and Alger-Delta Electric are also reporting a number of outages due to downed power lines.
Schools and government agencies are closed and community programs canceled because of inclement weather. Officials are urging residents to call ahead to see if activities are still being held.