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Bridges closed as Montreal rises; heavy snow forecast for today


Cortney Ofstad/Daily Globe

WATER FLOWS over Poplar Street in Hurley and West Norrie Street in Ironwood on Wednesday. The area roadway was closed because of flooding from the Montreal River.

IRONWOOD — Can the weather get any worse?

The Ironwood area was under both winter storm and flooding advisories Wednesday from the National Weaether Service office in Marquette.

Both the Silver and Poplar Street border bridges on the Montreal River were closed to traffic Wednesday because of rising water levels as crews piled sandbags to protect businesses.

Sandbags piled four high were stacked up in case the river washed over the bridge on Silver Street. As of Wednesday afternoon, the river hadn’t flowed over the bridge, but the residential area around the Poplar Street bridge was floo...

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