Upper Peninsula Drivers Prepare for Snowy Roads

MARQUETTTE, Mich. – The snow has started to fall causing slush and ice to form on roads in the Upper Peninsula.

According to Michigan Office of Highway and Safety Planning:

-A total of 9,140 crashes in the Upper Peninsula in 2019

-4,942 crashes occurred on Michigan roads

-32.5 percent of crashes happening with road conditions of ice, snow or slush

“Drive with caution, be aware of your surroundings and take time you need to get there. Just as important is distracted driving with the weather, adding that factor in with the slippery, slushy road.” says Marquette Police Captain Michael E. Laurila.

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