WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

 A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for the following counties in West Michigan, effective until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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Authorities warn of kids crushing, snorting 'Smarties'

Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 |
Authorities warn of kids crushing, snorting
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Many kids across the nation are trying a dangerous experiment with a well-known candy.

Authorities say instead of eating Smarties candy, some kids are crushing them up and inhaling them.

Parents in Portsmouth, Rhode Island recently received an email alert, telling them that children were snorting Smarties.

Authorities say the habit could lead to scarring of the nasal cavity and infection.

They're urging parents to talk to their kids and pay careful attention to their hobbies and behavior.
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