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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Ax flies through RI couple's windshield

Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
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MASSACHUSETTS (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Rhode Island couple came face-to-face with death when an ax flew through their windshield during a trip down a Massachusetts highway.

"It struck the road surface, bounced, swung through the air and went through the windshield," said Trooper Joe Risteen. "It was right at eye level for this woman. So, if this ax had penetrated further, and hit her, she would have been injured or killed."

The pair was following a landscaper driving a dump truck.

Massachusetts State Police say the driver did not secure the ax properly and it flew off.

Somehow the ax stopped on the dashboard in front of the woman sitting in the passenger seat, spraying her with glass.

The pair was a little shaken, but not injured.

The dump truck driver did stop and was cited $200 for his mistake.

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