Marquette County plow rolls over on US-41

ELY TOWNSHIP — A Marquette county plow truck rolled over on US-41 while clearing snow on Thursday afternoon.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says its deputies and the Michigan State Police were dispatched at approximately 3:02 p.m. on Thursday to US-41 near County Road CN for the county plow truck. 

The truck was being operated by a 53-year-old Ishpeming man and was clearing snow near guardrail. The snow pulled the truck, with the wing plow engaged, off the side of the road. The truck spun around and ended up on its side down an embankment.

Authorities say US-41 was closed down in both directions for an hour while Crossroads Truck Repair and Towing and the Marquette County Road Commission worked to get the plow out of the ditch. No injuries were reported at the scene.

Authorities also remind drivers that they are required to slow down for active emergency vehicles and move over when possible. Also limit all distractions when on the road to make roadways safer for emergency crews.