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Winter weather buries Ontonagon in more than two feet of snow

 

February 26, 2019

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Snow piles up around a stop sign in Ontonagon Sunday. The area received nearly 29 inches of snow.

By JAN TUCKER and

RICHARD JENKINS

news@yourdailyglobe.com

The snow started in the late hours of Saturday and by the time it stopped over 13 inches blanketed the Gogebic Range. Then came the winds.

The National Weather Service in Marquette recorded wind speeds of up to 51 mph in Wakefield and 46 mph at the Gogebic-Iron County Airport.

These high winds caused snow drifts and limited visibility across the area, forcing local authorities to urge people to avoid driving unless necessary.

Those who didn't heed the warning found the decision may have been taken out of their hands, with the drifti...



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