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Spring blizzard combines with flooding on Gogebic Range


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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 as th...