Marquette County Road Commission Handles Record Snowfall

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Two snowfall records were set this past weekend.

The 8.3 inches of snow recorded broke the old Oct. 25 record of 3.1 inches.

This snowfall also broke the old record for monthly snowfall for October, the 19.2 inches recorded so far in October breaks the old record of 18.6 inches.

The Marquette County Road Commission anticipates more winter weather soon, and for the moment they are working understaffed.

“We are down twenty-one temporaries. When we are in the middle of winter  we usually have 21 extra employees working for us. We’ll get them back in a week but for right now we are handling things a little bit slower than we normally would handle it.” says Jim Iwanicki, Engineer Manager of the Marquette County Road Commission.

The road commission also advises that drivers clear their cars off, travel at an appropriate speed, give yourself plenty of time and to leave early for your destination.

They also ask drivers to give the workers space, to stay to the left of their plows and to not past them while they are working.