The Latest: Heavy spring snow blamed in 4 deaths in Michigan

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The Latest: Heavy spring snow blamed in 4 deaths in Michigan
A loader moves sand from a parking lot back to Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, Mich. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. A spring storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula and is blamed for creating hazardous road conditions. (Joel Bissell /Muskegon Chronicle via AP)

BUCKEYE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a spring snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

A spring storm that dumped up to 14 inches (35 centimeters) of snow on parts of Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula is being blamed in at least four traffic deaths.

The Kalkaska Sheriff’s Office says the weather and road conditions were factors when a tree care service truck went out of control, crossed a highway median and struck an SUV, killing 51-year-old Betty Lou-Korson of Williamsburg on Tuesday. Three other people were injured.

Authorities say the weather and road conditions also contributed to three mid-Michigan traffic deaths Tuesday.

The Gladwin County Sheriff’s Office says 74-year-old Joan Fisher and her 50-year-old son, Brian Scherzer, died following a crash Tuesday in Buckeye Township.

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old Kathleen Pomranky of Coleman when she lost control of her vehicle and collided with another in Warren Township.

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10:41

A spring storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula, creating hazardous road conditions and blamed in at least three traffic deaths.

The Gladwin County sheriff’s office in mid-Michigan says 74-year-old Joan Fisher and her 50-year-old son, Brian Scherzer, died following a Tuesday crash in Buckeye Township. Investigators say weather conditions and speed were believed to be factors.

The National Weather Service says Gladwin County got at least 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow. Up to 14 inches (35.5 centimeters) of snow were reported further north.

Separately, the Midland County sheriff’s office says 56-year-old Kathleen Pomranky of Coleman died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night in mid-Michigan’s Warren Township. An initial investigation found she lost control of her vehicle on icy roads.