Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The majority of Upper Michigan is under a Winter Storm Warning that starts later this morning and continues through tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service says heavy snow is expected, especially in higher elevations in the usual snow belt areas in the U.P.
The heaviest snow, of more than an inch per hour at times, will fall this afternoon and evening. Travel will become very difficult. Heavy snow and patchy blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility at times. The hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute today.
As a result of this forecast, several school districts have cancelled classes for today. Here is our latest list of closures:
Marquette Area Public Schools
Father Marquette Catholic Academy
Redeemer Lutheran Preschool
Delta Schoolcraft ISD
Escanaba Schools & Headstart
Gladstone Schools & Headstart
Rapid River Schools & Headstart
Hannahville Daycare, Youth Services
Holy Name Catholic School in Escanaba
Manistique Area Schools & Headstart
St. Francis de Sales School in Manistique
Breitung Township Schools
Norway-Vulcan Area Schools
AuTrain-Onota Schools Dismissed at Noon
Munising Public Schools Middle & High School Dismissed at Noon, Elementary 12:15 p.m.
Superior Central Schools – Dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
L’Anse Area Schools & Sacred Heart School – Dismissed at Noon
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College – Dismissed at Noon