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Snowfall in city causes accidents

December 4, 2009
By JOHN PEPIN Journal Staff Writer

MARQUETTE - Marquette Police Department officers were kept very busy for a couple of hours Thursday with a rash of property damage traffic crashes blamed on wintry weather.

Snowfall, which began a little after 11 a.m. Thursday, dumped a couple of inches of snow on the city, especially in higher elevations near Lake Superior.

At 11:29 a.m., the first accident was called in to police from Lakeshore and Ridge. By 2 p.m., there had been a total of 16 property damage crash reports and one call of a semi tractor trailer stuck on Third Street.

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Snow caused slippery conditions and numerous accidents Thursday in Marquette. (Journal photo by Andy Nelson-Zaleski)

At least two sanders from the city's public works department were sent out to aid vehicles sliding on several streets including Front, Fourth and Baraga.

Marquette County Sheriff's deputies and officers from the Northern Michigan University Public Safety Department assisted Marquette police in handling the crashes. No injury accidents were reported.



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