Traffic crash closes roadway

An accident on slippery roads closed a Marquette County road for several hours and One driver was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions.

At approximately 7:10 a.m., Troopers from the Negaunee post of the Michigan State Police came across a property damage crash north of Grimes Road on M-35 in Negaunee Township.

The driver of a southbound passenger vehicle lost control on the icy roadway and struck a utility pole. The utility pole broke off and utility lines fell onto a portion of the roadway.

No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.  The driver was cited for Violation of Basic Speed Law. M-35 was closed between the intersection of M-35 and Grimes Road and M-35 and County Road 480 until the utility pole could be replaced.

Michigan Department of Transportation and Board of Light and Power
assisted at the scene.

The Michigan State Police encourages motorists to visit the web site and review the Myths and Facts of Winter