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Spring blizzard combines with flooding on Gogebic Range


April 20, 2023

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

MELTING SNOW in Wakefield causes U.S. 2 to surge with water from Sunday Lake early this week. The National Weather Service and local governments discouraged people from driving during the blizzard that ended early on Tuesday. The weather caused a combination of drifted and flooded roads, but trucks were able to maneuver through at least some areas. This photo was taken Sunday from Ascherman Street, which was barricaded at that time. By Tuesday morning, both Ascherman Street and U.S. 2 were dry.


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You can always count on an April snowstorm, but the blizzard that hit early this week was more like a weather war between ongoing spring floods and a significant blast of snow.

"I'm pretty sure the consensus around the county is it's not much fun," said Trooper James Rohrer of Michigan State Police Post 87 in Wakefield.

On Monday in that town, Ascherman Street - a north/south byway that parallels the main street - was drifted with snow and blockaded from traffic south of U.S. 2.

Simultaneously, the same street north of U.S. 2 was submerged in water a...

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