Icy roads cause rollover in County

January 10, 2019

By Pat Maurer
Correspondent

A “mixed bag” of winter weather caused area schools to be closed Monday and Tuesday for the 3rd and 4th time this school year.

There were varying reports of between 100 and 150 schools closed around the State Monday and many cancelling classes on Tuesday as well.

Only a few accidents  were caused by the icy road conditions  that occured because of the storm earlier this week. This one happened on Tobacco Drive around 11 p.m. Photo by Bob Guiliani

Only a few accidents were caused by the icy road conditions that occured because of the storm earlier this week. This one happened on Tobacco Drive around 11 p.m.
Photo by Bob Guiliani

The storm dropped about 1.34 inches of rain followed by 12.3 inches of snow in Sault Ste Marie Monday. Some parts of Chippewa County got 14 inches of snow, setting the new high record and topping the previous record of 9.8 inches set in 1985.

Snowfall in the Clare area wasn’t record-breaking with from ¼ to ½ inches reported, but rain, followed by sleet, ice and snow made back roads treacherous and prompted school officials from Clare, Farwell, Harrison, Beaverton and Gladwin to close their doors.

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