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Road conditions cause rollovers on US 2


December 21, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

A VEHICLE lies upended Thursday night after ice causes two rollovers on U.S. 2, east of Marenisco.


Marenisco - Two successive rollover accidents on U.S. 2 were the result of dangerous driving conditions just east of the M-64 turn-off to Marenisco on Thursday evening.

Michigan State Trooper Stephen Maxinoski, who was at one of the scenes, said both accidents occurred in the hour before 8:30 p.m. He said the drivers of both vehicles lost control because of highway ice.

The Gogebic County Sheriff's Department also responded to both accidents, and the Marenisco Ambulance traveled from one of the sites to the next.

Maxinoski said he could issue no other information.

At the time of the accidents, the temperature in Marenisco was about 25 degrees with a wind-chill of 15 degrees. The accidents followed hours of intermittent snow and rain, which was glazing vehicle windshields.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service had issued a warning that roadways would be slippery across the Upper Peninsula throughout the night until 7 a.m. Central time today. It urged caution due to hazardous conditions.


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