Road Commissions Ready to Plow

The first big snowfall is expected in the forecast for the area tonight.

But road commissions are ready to plow.

The entire U.P. is under a blizzard warning until just after midnight Thursday morning.

So the Marquette County Road Commission has its snowplows all lined up and ready to go to clear the roads of the first major snowfall.

Crews have been out salting the roads and are now on their winter schedule.

Road Commission operations and maintenance director Michael Harrington says they always start with the primary trunk lines — roads like US-41, M-28 and M-35.

Then they get to the secondary, more residential roads.

If you’re driving and you see a snowplow on the road, give it plenty of space.

Harrington says that’s because if you can’t see its mirrors, its driver can’t see you.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow and high winds are expected to hit the area late tonight and last through Wednesday night.