The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Storms, flash flooding cause widespread area damage


June 16, 2018

Gerard Lauzon

Dave Zarimba cleans out a storm sewer grate near his home on Ridge Street in Ironwood Friday morning.


IRONWOOD - Mother Nature followed through on National Weather Service predictions of thunderstorms for the weekend with violent blasts on Friday that caused undetermined damage across the Gogebic Range.

Storms rolled in around 5 a.m. when heavy hail, strong winds and lightning accompanied a downpour. From 3 to 5 inches of rain fell throughout the day, with more possible overnight.

In a heartbeat, U.S. 2 was covered by a foot of water along Cloverland Drive at the Clark gas station by 6 a.m. Friday. Dramatic Facebook posts showed vehicles, includi...

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