Crews repairing storm damage in Upper Peninsula

Associated Press

Ironwood — Crews are working to repair millions of dollars in damage in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula after a tornado and flooding hit the area.

Gov. Rick Snyder took an aerial tour Monday of part of Gogebic County and said afterward that the National Guard is working with the county on the recovery effort. Snyder says costs will be sorted out later, but for now “the job is getting done.”

Gogebic County Road Commission Manager Darren Pionk tells the Daily Globe of Ironwood it could cost around $6 million to repair some roadways.

Snyder declared a state of disaster Friday for Gogebic County, accompanied by an order activating the Michigan National Guard to assist response and recovery efforts. The moves stem from severe storms that moved through the region July 11-12.