The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". 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 from 7 pm Saturday until 4 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Warning area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 8 and 12" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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Wayland Ambulance gives lifesaving gifts

Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 |
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WAYLAND, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – The Michigan State Police post in Wayland has gotten two lifesaving gifts.

Wayland Ambulance donated two automated external defibrillators (AED), plus a training unit, to the post.

The AED units had been replaced and were going out of service.

The company has donated similar devices to Wayland Police and schools in the past.

The donation brings the post’s total to three, meaning almost all of the post’s troopers on the road will now have an AED in their cars.

“With the increase in the number of troopers on the road, we felt we should increase the number of AEDs available,” said Bob Hess, General Manager of Wayland Ambulance.

All state troopers are trained to use AEDs and take annual refresher courses. Accord to MSP, troopers are usually the first on the scene and getting help to people more quickly will save lives.
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