Record snow causes rough conditions

MARQUETTE COUNTY — Well the weather has been frightful and this storm has definitely made its mark on the Upper Peninsula.

 

 

This powerful spring storm has left a trail of snow going from 8 inches to upward of 2 feet in some locations and the snow isn’t leaving just yet. This storm has set a record of snow fall for April 15th with an accumulation of 15.8 inches recorded.

The top record was set in April 4th, 2007 with an accumulation of 24 inches of snow recorded.

Although it wasn’t as intense as the storm back in 2007, this storm has the left the streets in rough conditions. Therefore, it may be in the best interest of drivers to cancel plans due to road conditions.

“You know you always want to make sure you have enough stopping distance between you and the other car ahead of you,” said Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Negaunee Jaclyn Ritzman. “But in certain circumstances like this sometimes it’s just best to change your plans if you can and stay at home.”

As well as staying home, if you are in need to travel make sure you have all the necessary tools and equipment to help you in the case of an emergency.