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Heavy rain puts western UP on ice


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The western Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin received heavy precipitation this past weekend, resulting in many thick layers of ice. Barry Bolich, manager of the Gogebic County Road Commission, said this was the worst ice that the county’s roads have seen in several years.

“As the weather dictated, we called guys on early Saturday morning and immediately applied salt and/or sand where necessary and came back and scraped and plowed again,” Bolich said.

Bolich said that road crews applied sand and salt to the roads three times on Saturday and Sun...