WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

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.

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

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Freight trains collide in Arkansas

Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
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ARKANSAS (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Investigators are looking into what caused a deadly accident after two freight trains collided in northeast Arkansas.

State police say two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when the trains collided Sunday morning.

"I heard a noise that sounded like a thunderstorm. I realized it was something more than that when it got louder and we got to the highway and realized it was a train crash. I heard two guys hollering for help," said one witness.

The accident caused a fire that took crews seven hours to put out.

Many were evacuated from their homes for a few hours over fears of hazardous materials on board.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be on scene this week to look into what caused it.

Investigators say they want to know why two trains were on the track at the same time.
     

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