WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, 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 along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 6-10" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-6". 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: Berrien, Cass, 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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Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana parish's water supply

Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014
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LOUISIANA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Louisiana officials have started flushing the water system in St. John the Baptist Parish because of a potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba.

"I get a call from the city saying we found amoeba in the water. Don't get water up your nose. I just took a shower so I am like, oh my goodness," said Kevin Vancamp.

The system serves more than 12,500 people.

The flushing process will take two months.

In the meantime, local officials say the impact will be minimal.

"The water is safe to drink, bath, shower and cook. The concern is when the water goes deep into your nasal passage. This is something that affects the brain, so cuts on your body, taking a bath and ingesting it has no impact," said St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom.

So far officials say there are no known cases of illness related to the amoeba in the parish or anywhere in the state.

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