MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Marquette’s winter scene appears to be in full swing with snow continuing through Tuesday afternoon. As the U.P. transitions into the long winter months here, driver safety is paramount. Local police commented that the community not only needs to adjust the time they leave but their driving habits as well.
“Make sure you’ve done some car maintenance make sure that you’ve checked your tires, but the biggest thing I still think is changing your driver behaviors it’s not the same surface anymore, especially as we get into more freezing temperatures the roads begin to freeze now the snow starts to pile up a little bit more that will change how you can drive on it also,” commented Marquette City Police Captain James Finkbeiner.
The Captain also advised the community to bring a snowbrush in their car, because if the snow is sticky enough, it can easily pile up on the windows, cutting visibility of the side mirrors. It may be time to pack the car with hats, gloves, a blanket, and some cat litter in case you get stuck on the roads.
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