Storm drops heavy snow on northern Michigan; caution urged

January 8, 2019 GMT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A storm dropped more than a foot (1/3 meter) of snow on parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, creating hazardous driving conditions and keeping some students home from school.

The National Weather Service says the largest snowfall totals Monday were observed in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula and across the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Officials are urging people to be cautious when driving.

Lake Superior State University says its main campus in Sault Ste. Marie is closed Tuesday due to weather conditions, including blowing snow. The school says only essential personnel should report to work. The university says it plans to reopen Wednesday.

ADVERTISEMENT reports weather including freezing rain led to school closings in parts of mid-Michigan, including some schools in Clare and Gladwin counties.