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      MDOT closes M-28 due to snow

      UPDATE Wednesday, February 20, 2013:

      M-28 between Harvey and Wetmore remains closed Wednesday morning.

      Crews from the Marquette and Alger County Road Commissions are working from both ends of the highway to clear drifts as quickly as possible while maintaining safety. Several hours of work remain before the highway can be reopened.

      The Michigan State Police maintains a Winter Travel Advisory page with roadway condition reports and MDOT has road closure and delay information, as well as weather camera views.

      M-28 remains closed. Crews are starting work to clear the drifts, but it's a big job ahead. Several hours yet to reopen to traffic.

      â?? MDOT Upper Peninsula (@MDOT_UP) February 20, 2013


      According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, M-28 between Harvey and Wetmore is closed as of Tuesday afternoon.

      MDOT said that the closure could last throughout the night and the cause is blowing and drifting snow.

      Due to hazardous blowing and drifting snow, MDOT is closing M-28 between Harvey and Wetmore, likely through tonight. Updates will follow.

      â?? MDOT Upper Peninsula (@MDOT_UP) February 19, 2013

      The Michigan State Police told people on Tuesday morning to stay off M-28 and M-94 between Marquette and Munising due to several accidents and drifting/blowing snow.

      According to the MSP, visibility is very poor due to blowing snow and drifting. We will post more information as it becomes available.