65
      Friday
      82 / 64
      Saturday
      85 / 66
      Sunday
      88 / 65

      Winds, blowing snow create whiteout conditions

      <p>Winds and blowing snow are creating whiteout conditions in parts of Michigan, prompting Upper Peninsula highway closures.</p>

      Winds and blowing snow are creating whiteout conditions in parts of Michigan, prompting Upper Peninsula highway closures.

      Michigan State Police report that M-28 between Marquette and Munising is shut down Thursday morning. That follows the closure for part of Wednesday of US-2 near St. Ignace.

      The snow comes as bitterly cold temperatures linger across the state, with readings ranging from 8 below zero in Houghton in the Upper Peninsula to the teens in parts of the Lower Peninsula. The cold is expected to last through the weekend.

      In western Michigan, the National Weather Service says the area got about 3 inches of snow. Winds gusting to 30 mph made visibility poor at times, and the wind chill temperatures were 5 to 10 degrees below zero. Some school closings are reported.