This past week we’ve had winds traveling almost around 50 mph. This comes at an early time of the year as the spooky season is just around the corner. On the lakeshore, flood warnings and slippery conditions have closed roads nearing the Presque isle. Going west and up U.S-41 snow and winter season are sprinting their way to Marquette.
Sheriff Gregory Zyburt says that they’ve already been receiving calls of fender benders due to road conditions. Now, is the time to brace for winter. Replacing those windshield wipers, and putting on snow tires. “It came early so I know a lot of people the tire shops are gonna be busy and you need to get those snow tires put on”
Not used to the snowy conditions, the start of the winter season is a time to get acclimated to the driving conditions. The slick roads are an easy way to slide into oncoming traffic or become a hazard to other drivers. “Make sure you have those basic necessities if you’re going into the woods”.
Hiking in the UP can be breathtakingly beautiful during all seasons. During long winter months, however, our woods can be a magnet for dangerous trail hiking. Those who wish to venture out should prepare for any situation. “You know it’s inevitable we knew it was coming but it came a lot quicker than expected and we just have to acclimate and get ready for it and as Yoopers we know how to do it”
These early snowy conditions and high winds in the Upper Peninsula are not foreign to the community but they have been causing more power outages and it’s just the beginning. For more on the snowy conditions please click here.