MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – An Ice Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for much of the Upper Peninsula on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6.
According to the NWS Report, the warning begins at 1 a.m. Saturday and lasts until 7 a.m. Saturday.
The NWS is expecting total ice accumulations of one quarter to one half inch with heavier accumulations in some spots. There may also be up to two inches of snow.
This is in effect for Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Houghton, Baraga, Marquette, Gogebic, and Iron Counties.
In the event of power outages, report them to your area provider.
Power outages and tree damage are possible. The NWS reports driving conditions could be near impossible.
A separate Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Alger, Luce, Dickinson, Menominee, Delta, and Schoolcraft Counties. It is in effect from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Freezing rain is expected up to two tenths of an inch.
You can monitor current conditions here.
The State of Michigan has provided safety advice in the event of a power outage:
Before a power outage:
During a power outage:
After a power outage:
When it comes to driving on ice and snow, it’s nothing new for winter driving in the U.P., but Michigan State Police do have some helpful advice of their own to make sure if you absolutely have to drive this weekend, that you make the trip as safely as possible.
Michigan State Police winter driving advice
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