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Whiteout conditions force closure of U.S. 31 in Muskegon

9:07 PM, Jan 25, 2013   |    comments
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U.S. 31 was closed after heavy snow fell January 25, 2013.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The Muskegon County Road Commission is working hard to keep roads clear after several hours of heavy snow Friday afternoon.

At least six inches of snow fell in a quick burst that began around noon.

At one point Friday afternoon, police had to close U.S. 31 in both directions because of multiple accidents. As of 5:15 p.m. the southbound side was closed at Sherman because of a series of accidents.

The Muskegon County Road Commission is responding to the weather conditions by holding its day-shift plow drivers longer and calling in its night-shift workers early.

Authorities also tell WZZM 13 at 2 a.m. there will also be an "all call," meaning all road commission workers will respond to clear the roads before the Saturday morning traffic picks up.

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