80
      Tuesday
      87 / 64
      Wednesday
      86 / 63
      Thursday
      85 / 61

      Crews work on cleaning up snow left from the storm

      Marquette County received between 8-13 inches of snow. However, what really made it difficult for people to commute was the heavy, wet snow.

      Residents woke up to a lot of that from the overnight winter storm. Many people spent hours clearing out their driveways.

      "Very, very difficult. Even the snow blower doesn't want to go very fast in it, so you have to go slow and work it slow," said Thomas Anderson.

      However, it also made driving conditions bumpy and slick.

      The Marquette County Road Commission has a crew of at least 40 employees working 12-hour shifts clearing the snow. They cover more than 1,500 miles of roads, but this snow is sticking to the roads, making it difficult for them.

      "As soon as you get something run over it, it ices. That will take us a while to scrap down the best we can," said Michael Harrington, Marquette County Road Commission. "Then as soon as this storm passes, we will start salting the state trunk lines and getting those barred up."

      They focus on the state highways and primary roads first, then they work their way to local roads.

      Even though the weather system has passed us and the snow is slowly diminishing, lake effect snow is still expected.

      "There will be some cold enough air moving in behind the storm system that will allow for some lingering lake effect snows, downwind of Lake Superior and primarily in the north northwest wind snow belt areas," said Matt Zika, National Weather Service.

      Crews will continue to work around the clock clearing roadways.